After police found two six-feet-tall marijuana plants and a loose quantity of the vegetable matter in a jar at his residence earlier today, Chelston Chesterfield Boyce pleaded guilty to four drug charges.
The 46 year old Fairfield Cross Road, St Michael resident did so before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.
Boyce told police that ‘work was slow’ and the marijuana was his.
The self-employed man repeated the same thing to the magistrate today, adding that ‘it was just to help out but I think I went down a wrong path and it land me here today.’
Magistrate Frederick found it difficult to understand how at age 46 Boyce could have a clean record and then end up coming to court for something like drugs.
He went on to tell Boyce how drugs are affecting users, families and the country.
The father of four was then fined $2,000 payable in six weeks, with an alternative of three months in jail. Once he does so, no conviction will be recorded against him.
Magistrate Frederick also placed the first time offender on a bond to keep the peace for six months, with three months in prison should he break that bond.
“You won’t see me again Sir,” Boyce told Magistrate Frederick.
“You know how many people have told me so already and I keep seeing them?” Frederick responded.
‘Not me Sir. I don’t even go past the speed limit,’ Boyce replied.