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Teenage girl pleads guilty to cocaine possession

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A 16-year-old girl should have been sentenced yesterday at the Serious Offences Court, after she pleaded guilty to cocaine possession.{{more}}

Shakeila Gibson Richards of New Montrose was remanded in custody on Wednesday, after pleading guilty to possession of six rocks of cocaine, which she told the court she intended to sell.

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young remanded Richards so that a parent could come to the court on the girl’s behalf.

The court heard that on April 10, at about 1:30 a.m., police were carrying out routine stop and search duties in Kingstown.

In the vicinity of the Roman Catholic Church, a motor vehicle was seen travelling and was summoned to stop by police officers.

When the vehicle came to a stop, the car was searched, but nothing illegal was found.

Upon searching a purse belonging to Richards, who was a passenger in the vehicle, police officers found an asthma inhaler and when that inhaler was searched, six foil wrappings containing the cocaine were found.

When questioned, Richards told the court that she had dropped out of school and was unemployed.(KW)

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