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Teen fined $900 for possession of cannabis with intent to supply

Teen fined $900 for possession of cannabis with intent to supply


A teenager was fined $900 yesterday, after he pleaded guilty to possession of 505 grams of cannabis with intent to supply on Saturday, August 8.

According to police, when the unemployed 19-year-old was taken into custody at Rose Bank on Saturday, August 8, he begged the law officers to spare him.{{more}}

Askey Roberts, a resident of Lowmans Leeward, aroused police suspicion when at approximately 4 p.m., police constable Patrick, who was part of a party of Rapid Response Unit (RRU) officers conducting foot patrol along the Rose Bank beach, observed Roberts carrying two bags, one being multicoloured and the other, red.

Patrick’s suspicions were initially aroused when he noticed Roberts detouring into some bushes upon spotting the party, then reappearing without the previously seen bags.

The RRU officer approached Roberts, identified himself and requested a search, to which Roberts consented.

No illegal items were found on his person.

Remembering the youth’s earlier detour, Roberts took him back to the bushes, where the bags were discovered and found to contain 367 grams and 138 grams of cannabis respectively, one in a brown taped package and the other in a transparent bag.

Roberts denied knowledge of the bags.

He was, however arrested and taken to the Chateaubelair Police Station, where the bags were weighed.

Magistrate Carla James, who took into consideration that Roberts had no previous convictions, ordered the destruction of the drugs and fined him $600, to be paid within one month or three months imprisonment for the 367 grams and $300 for the 138 grams, to be paid within two weeks or spend one month in prison.(AS)