While Michael Samuel Knight was able to leap over a paling in a valiant attempt to escape police, he wasn’t able to avoid the long arm of the law.
The 29-year-old unemployed man’s daring escape yesterday lasted mere seconds before being apprehended by police.
When he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this afternoon, the resident of Small Land, Bridge Gap, Black Rock, St Michael pleaded guilty to possession, supply and trafficking cannabis.
As punishment, Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced the first-time offender to complete 240 hours of community service.
He was also released on $1,500 bail and ordered to return to court on July 22.
Station Sergeant Neville Watson told the court that police executed a search warrant at Knight’s house yesterday.
On hearing the police, Knight tried to make his escape by jumping through a window and over a paling.
However, he was pursued by police and they eventually apprehended him in Bridge Gap.
He was taken back to his house where police found the illegal drugs in plastic bags located in the kitchen.
Drugs were also found hung up in the house.
The drugs weighed 75 grammes and had a street value of $375.