Jemma Makeba Rock begged the court for help with her drug problem and Magistrate Douglas Frederick obliged.
The 31-year-old repeat drug offender will now spend the next three weeks at the Psychiatric Hospital, pending a report, after pleading guilty to three drug charges in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.
Rock of Liverpool Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, trafficking cannabis and intent to supply.
After checking her previous convictions which included fines and a prison term, Frederick asked Rock if she had anything to say.
“I would like some help, please Sir. I would like to go to a rehab facility,” she responded.
“It is time to get out of this because this is happening to me all the time.”
Frederick replied, “Then you have come to the right place”, before remanding her to the Black Rock institution until March 30.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock revealed that a warrant was executed at Rock’s house this morning. While police were searching under the bed, a black plastic bag was found.
On further inspection, it was found the bag contained 27 grammes of cannabis, with a street value of $135.
She admitted ownership of the drugs and was subsequently arrested and charged.