An 26-year-old unemployed man pleaded guilty to two drug charges when he appeared in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court today before acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch.
Renaldo Raynaldo Jamal Boxill of Sherbourne #3, St John admitted to charges of possession and cultivation of marijuana on February 21. However, he could not enter a plea in relation to a third charge for the indictable offence of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl one day earlier.
Yesterday, police executed a search warrant at Boxill’s home and found 46 marijuana seedlings in small plant pots in his backyard. When the officers asked him to account for the plants, he admitted they were his.
Today, when he was questioned by the District ‘C’ magistrate, Boxill replied: “Being honest. I smoke, Your Honour, and I does use some to boil tea.”
Boxill was fined $2,000 on each count, payable in four months, with an alternative of nine months in prison, with the second term running concurrently.
However, he was remanded to HMP Dodds on the indictable charge since the court considered the prosecution’s stance that investigations into the matter have not been completed as yet.
The magistrate said he would consider bail on March 21 when the accused returns to court.