When Magistrate Wanda Blair asked the teen what he was doing with the illegal substance, he explained that he had lent his schoolbag to another student. He said when he got the bag back, he shook it out and something fell out. Curious, he said he decided to smell the item to see what it was.
That was the schoolboy’s explanation after pleading guilty to having cannabis at his school last Friday.
Sergeant Derwin Thompson told the Holetown Magistrates’ Court that a teacher who saw the teen with the spliff to his nose called him over and confiscated it, before handing it over to the Deputy Principal.
The police were summoned, the matter investigated and the item found to be a ‘five bag.’
Magistrate Wanda Blair ordered a presentencing report on the lad who returns to court on December 4. He was released on $1,000 bail.