Abdullah Akoojee, an unemployed 20-year-old, has two months to come up with $3,000 if he wants to avoid spending time behind bars at HMP Dodds.
The Kings Street, Whitepark Road, St Michael resident today pleaded guilty to seven drug charges: possession of cannabis and cocaine, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of both illicit drugs; as well as possession of apparatus for the misuse of cannabis.
Lawmen were carrying out investigations in King Street, St Michael when some men, including Akoojee, ran off. They were pursued and Akoojee was apprehended.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill said during a search of the young man, a transparent plastic bag with 47 Ziploc bags, each containing cannabis, as well with two other Ziploc bags containing seeds and a greaseproof wrapping with loose vegetable matter, were found.
Ifill said a transparent plastic wrapping containing a crystallized substance suspect to be cocaine was also found in Akoojee’s left front pants pocket. A grinder, allegedly for using cannabis, was discovered in his left back pocket.
He told police at the time: “Man, them is my drugs.”
The cannabis weighed 25 grammes and had an estimated street value of $125 while the cocaine, which weighed 13 grammes, was worth $700.
On the charge of trafficking cannabis, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant fined Akoojee $1 000 in two months, with an alternative of six months imprisonment. He faces the same jail term if he fails to pay the court $2,000 in two months for trafficking cocaine.
The magistrate reprimanded and discharged Akoojee on all other charges and he was ordered to return to court on February 3, 2017 to present receipt from his payments.