Andre Jamaal Clarke was today ordered to pay a fine $2,000, after he was held on board the Jolly Roger in the wee hours of this morning with cannabis.
The 18-year-old of Scarborough, Christ Church, was charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, and trafficking of cannabis in the territorial waters of Barbados.
According to the facts read by police prosecutor Theodore McClean, the unemployed teen entered the boat’s bathroom with a friend, but the duo quickly exited when they saw three security officers there.
They were stopped and during a search, a plastic bag dropped out of Clarke’s pants.
It contained 64 wax paper wrappings each containing vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis.
The coast guard was summoned and Clarke was removed from the vessel and handed over to police.
The drug weighed 20 grammes and carried a street value of $100.
Appearing before District “A” Court Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, Alleyne pleaded guilty to the three charges.
He was convicted of the charge of possession of cannabis and ordered to pay the $2,000 fine within one month or face three months in jail.
Alleyne, who was reprimanded and discharged on the other charges, returns to court on July 22, 2016 to present his receipt.