The displeasure could be seen on the face of a teenager yesterday when a Bridgetown magistrate placed him on a daily curfew.
Desean Henderson Phillips, of #13 Green Ham Road, Haynesville, St James, went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
The illicit drug, which had an estimated street value of $40, was found in his possession on May 21.
When asked by the magistrate whether he had anything to say, Phillips replied: “No please, no Ma’am”.
He was then referred to a probation officer who recommended that he perform 90 hours of community service.
Phillips must return to court on August 25 for a progress report, and he was granted $1,500 bail with one surety in the meantime.
However, it was the utterances of his mother that resulted in the curfew being imposed as a condition of that bail release.
“I am not happy that he coming home at midnight,” she told the court, adding that she had spoken to the teenager about the situation numerous times.
But Phillips told the magistrate: “I just outside breezing with my friends and stuff like that.”
He further explained that all his friends were employed and could only “breeze” after 9 p.m., hence the reason for him returning to his mother’s home at such a late hour.
“Well, you are now going to ‘breeze’ at home with mummy to avoid coming back to court on ‘stuff like that’,” the magistrate informed Phillips who was visually upset about the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.