A student at the University of the West Indies will now have to balance his studies while completing 100 hours of community service after admitting to having marijuana in his possession earlier today.
When 23-year-old Akeem Roger Broomes of Ashdeane Village, Black Rock, St Michael appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this morning, he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced the first-time offender to community service.
He will have to return to court on June 24, 2016.
In giving the facts the prosecutor told the court that police were patrolling Deacons Farm when they saw Broomes walking in their direction.
He was observed fidgeting with his pocket, which aroused the suspicion of the officers.
He consented to a search and nine transparent ziplock bags containing ganja were found.
The drugs had a total weight of 5.7 grams and carried a street value of $30.