Trevor Livingston Chase, of no fixed place of abode, was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital after answering to a drug charge today.
He pleaded guilty before Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to possession of apparatus intended for the misuse of cocaine and possession of a small quantity of cocaine.
The illicit drug and paraphernalia were found on December 7.
Police were at Brittons Hill, St Michael that day when they saw Chase in an abandoned building. As lawmen approached, he began to act suspiciously, which resulted in officers requesting a search.
A small vial with burnt reside on the inside was found in Chase’s left pants pocket. He reportedly told the police at the time: “I does use that to smoke with.”
In his explanation in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Court today, Chase said the officers found the bottle at his residence and that he “drank some ginseng from it.”
But then he went on to say: “I don’t mind how the building looking, but I don’t owe no mortgage for it. I paid $17 million [for it] ever since.”
It was at that point that the magistrate informed Chase that he would be sent to the St Michael psychiatric institution for evaluation and would return to court on December 29.