A 60-year-old St Michael man has been ordered to keep the peace and be on good behaviour for the next six months.
If Cecil Orlando Harvey of Constitution Road, St Michael breaches that order, he will spend six months behind bars at Dodds prison.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the bond on Harvey after he pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knife, without reasonable excuse while on Baxter’s Road earlier Wednesday.
He also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine after he was stopped by police on patrol in connection with another matter. A search was conducted of his person and the knife was found.
Asked to account for the weapon he reportedly told police: “I got that for my protection because people always robbing me”.
Harvey was taken into custody and a further search revealed a greaseproof wrapping “containing seven rocks of a crystal like substance”, which had a $5 street value.
“I had that for a friend,” the accused man said after the illegal substance was found.
This afternoon, when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court, Harvey asked that he be released or given a fine.
However, a check by officers revealed that the unemployed man was known to the law courts and had several previous convictions, some pertaining to cocaine use.
“You are a habitual cocaine user,” Frederick stated, adding, “You have gone to prison for that type of thing and it’s not helping you.
“I will give you something that will come back to haunt you,” Frederick said, as he imposed the bond.
“You think you can work with that?” the magistrate asked.
“ Yes, yes your honour,” Harvey answered as he made his way out of the prisoners’ box.