A 54-year-old man has started serving an 18-month sentence at HMP Dodds for drug convictions.
Delana Alphonza Roach, who is recorded as having no fixed place of
abode, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court over the weekend charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of a trafficable quantity of cocaine.
He pleaded guilty to the offences, which were committed on June 30.
Police were conducting investigations in the Suttle Street, St Michael area when they saw Roach cutting up something in a shed. They approached him and saw a plastic cover with a white crystal-like substance suspected to be cocaine.
Roach looked in the direction of the police and said: “Gimme a break. I am sorry.” Asked to account for the substance being in his possession, he said: “Officer, it’s a little coke. Gimme dis one.” He was then arrested and charged.
When Roach appeared in court, he was sentenced by Magistrate Graveney Bannister to 18 months in prison.