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Man nabbed with cannabis at Grenadines wharf, fined $800

Man nabbed with cannabis at Grenadines wharf, fined $800


“Man, officer you can’t see ah weed, how much you think you go charge me for it?”

This was the question Rennard Ragguette asked of a police officer after he was arrested for possession of 141 grams of cannabis on July 31, at the Grenadines wharf.{{more}}

Ragguette appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Carla James on Monday and pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was fined $800 to be paid in one month or in default, will spend four months in jail.

According to the facts, at about 4:30 p.m. last Friday, Ragguette was at the wharf when he was approached at Gate 5 by a police officer who had become suspicious of Ragguette.

The officer requested a search on his person, but nothing illegal was found. A further search conducted on Ragguette’s bag discovered two brown packages, which when cut open, contained the controlled substance.(CT)