A 59-year-old musician who was a big name on the local music scene decades ago, found himself before the court for having cocaine apparatus.
Guitarist Linus Yaw, who was listed on the charge sheet as having no place of abode but told the Magistrate Douglas Frederick he lived at No. 1 Marine Gardens, Christ Church, admitted that he had the paraphernalia on October 15.
He now has one month to pay a $1 500 fine.
The facts revealed that Yaw was on the beach by Coconut Court around 5:25 p.m. on the day in question when police had cause to take him into custody.
It was while conducting a search, which he consented to, that the police found a broken bottle retrofitted with wire mesh and the other end blackened with soot.
Yaw, who explained to the court that he had been back in the country for the past four years after playing music in Hong Kong, said he had the item while he was with friends.
Stressing that he was not a habitual cocaine user, he admitted that he used the drug for “recreation”.
“I don’t need any help,” Yaw told Frederick after he was asked whether he needed the court’s intervention in getting off the drug.
“I have never been before he courts before, Sir,” he added.
If Yaw fails to pay the fine he will spend three months in prison.