A young man who impressed a magistrate after conducting his own mitigation earlier this week, has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service by April 29.
On Tuesday, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant sent Olvan Jefferson Ricardo Bascombe to the Probation Department to meet with a probation officer.
When he returned to court today, the recommendation from the department was 100 hours of community service.
Bascombe lives at #41 M&M Court, Rendezvous, Christ Church. After appearing in court and pleading guilty to having a small quantity of cannabis on February 1, Bascombe then addressed the court.
Bascombe said he wanted “to take this situation as a positive note” so he could “improve in the future” and “switch from that lifestyle for the betterment of myself”.
He further said he was “presently gainfully employed doing welding” and was “trying to get two other jobs.” The magistrate ended up complimenting the 32-year-old on his grasp of the English Language.
Bascombe returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court on April 29.
The young man was charged after police on patrol at 1st Avenue Forde’s Road, Clapham, Christ Church found marijuana seeds pushed inside a bottle and a metal container with a small amount of compressed marijuana in a bag that he was holding.