A 35-year-old man will spend a week on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds after appearing in court today on several charges in connection with the discovery of $28,000 worth of marijuana plants.
Dwayne Antonio Ward, of Harewood Road, Hillaby, St Andrew, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis, and cultivation.
He appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes this afternoon in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.
In outlining the facts, police prosecutor Sergeant Derwin Thompson revealed that on the first count of possession of the illicit drug, Ward was stopped on a routine traffic stop by police on May 26. A search was requested by lawmen, which Ward consented to, and the drugs, which weighed 11 grammes and had an estimated street value of $100, was found in a clear plastic bag in his pocket.
As a result, police executed a search warrant at his residence later that day. According to the prosecutor, Ward led them on a track at the side of his residence to a bushy area.
Sergeant Thompson said while searching the area, police came across a field of cannabis plants which Ward admitted belonged to him. He also told police that he had the drugs to smoke and to sell. He was arrested and slapped with five charges.
The cannabis plants weighed 14 pounds and had an estimated street value of $28,000.
Magistrate Weekes remanded Ward to prison until June 7, pending sentence.