An 18-year-old St Michael man Wednesday claimed that the 116 packages of cannabis police found on him Tuesday were for his personal use.
Kyle Akeel Jordan Chase of #13 Parkinson Road, Grazettes pleaded guilty to three drug offences when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Wednesday morning at the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court.
He was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and trafficking the controlled drug.
In explaining the circumstances of the case, prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the court that on the day in question, lawmen were patrolling along Eckstein Village, St Michael when they saw the accused man drop a white bottle.
Police recovered the bottle, opened it in Chase’s presence and found 116 wrappers of cannabis inside.
He explained to the court today that while he understood the amount of cannabis in his possession met the threshold for a trafficable quantity, it was not his intent to sell.
“It was for my personal use. I don’t need to sell it, I work every day and I raise chickens; it is not for personal gain,” he told Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant.
She then granted the teenager $3,000 bail and ordered him to report to the Probation Department for a community service programme.
Chase is scheduled to return to court on October 10.