Corey Omar Trotman is at the start of a 90-day sentence after he breached a bond to keep the peace and could not come up with $1,000 cash he was ordered to pay for doing so.
His guilty plea to drug possession today before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant meant that he broke the bond which was placed on him only four months ago.
In presenting the facts to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court, Sergeant Janice Ifill said police were in the area of Hope Alley this morning when they saw 34-year-old Trotman standing near a wall.
Lawmen approached the mason and while doing so, picked up a strong scent of cannabis. They spoke to Trotman about the cigarette he had just lit, before opening it in his presence.
“This is weed I smoking before I go to work,” he told police when they asked him to account for it.
In relation to today’s cannabis matter, Trotman, who resides at Frenches, St George, was fined $750 payable in one month and is to return to court on June 24.