Even though he thought it was “nothing much” before, a Polish visitor came to the realization today that having marijuana in Barbados is serious business.
Kajetan Jersy Pochron also assured magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that “it will never, ever happen again”.
Pochron, who is on his third visit to the island, insisted he was not a marijuana user and it was never a part of him. “I will stick to snorkelling and Harrison’s Cave,” he said.
The court heard that Pochron, who is staying at a Dover Beach, Christ Church establishment, went to Reggae on the Beach on April 24. He was one of the patrons searched and during that time, a cigarette box containing three spliffs was found on him.
“I made a terrible mistake,” he told the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court today. I found it jut before going in and I thought it was no big thing, but after spending the night in custody and speaking with the officers they have cleared that up,” he said.
He was fined $1,500 forthwith, with the alternative of six months in jail. The fine was paid.