Two first time offenders, including a chef and a carpenter, have been ordered to complete several hours of community service after admitting to separate drug offences.
Antoine Tyrec Patrick Chandler of Mayers Road, My Lords Hill, St Michael was walking along Hindsbury Road in the same parish last Monday when he was seen by police fidgeting with his pocket.
He was later found to have $10 worth of cannabis after he was stopped and searched.
“I am sorry for the mistake, sorry I had the drugs in my possession,” the 18-year-old told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The carpenter was later ordered to perform 160 hours of community service.
He returns to court on October 13 – the same date that Jackson Kennyatta Collymore, who resides at #26 Oxnards Crescent, St James, was also ordered to re-appear in court.
The 27-year-old chef has been sentenced to 140 hours of community service after he was caught with illegal drugs in his pocket near Weiser’s Bar on Kadooment Day.
“Officer I find them drugs and I pick it up to smoke later,” Collymore reportedly told the police at the time.
In the dock yesterday he apologized for his actions telling the Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant he “would not use marijuana again”.
“I am terribly sorry and I assure you that it will not happen again,” Chandler said adding that he used the illegal substance “about once a month for stress”.