A 27-year-old vendor today pleaded guilty to having $45 worth of cannabis in his possession.
For committing the offence, Damonn Liamm Bascombe of Lot 95, Tramore Lane, Waterford, St Michael was ordered by the District “A” Magistrates’ Court to pay a $750 fine by July 22 or spend six weeks at HMP Dodds.
The drugs were found when the man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment following an accident on Hinks Street, The City Monday. He was a pedestrian at the time of the accident.
In reading the facts to the court, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Reid said medical personnel were examining Bascombe when 11 greaseproof wrappings and six Ziploc bags were found in his underwear.
The police were called and Bascombe was taken into custody after he was discharged from the hospital. He admitted to ownership and knowledge of the drugs, which weighed seven grammes.
Appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this afternoon, Bascombe, who is nursing bruises about the face and had a heavily bandaged left hand in a sling, said: “I will like the court to be lenient on me . . . I was lick down . . . and unconscious . . . I can’t remember anything that happened.”
Bascombe has to show proof of payment of the fine when he reappears in court on July 22.