A 46-year-old man yesterday pleaded guilty to two drug charges in a Bridgetown Court.
Febston Theodore Nurse of Burkes Land, Brittons Hill, St Michael admitted to the December 7 offence of possession of cocaine and apparatus for the misuse of cocaine.
Prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill said police executed a warrant at Nurse’s home where a small bottle, broken at the bottom with wire mesh at the top, was found in a kitchen cabinet. It contained a substance suspected to be cocaine.
“That is cocaine that is mine,” Nurse told lawmen when asked to account for the substance.
The search continued and two metal tubes containing an “ashy like dust” were found on the top of the same kitchen cabinet.
Nurse had said: “That is mine, too.”
In addressing Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, he explained that police had informed him that the owner of the house would have been charged “and since I was there I take the charge. I accept it.”
For the apparatus, Nurse was reprimanded and discharged, but for possession he must pay the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $800 in one month or spend two months in prison.
He returns to court on January 9, 2017 to show his receipt.