A Christ Church man today learned it was not wise to go partying while using illegal drugs, although he escaped prison.
Thirty-one-year-old merchandiser Kenneth Marlon Curtis Hartley of No.4 Cane Vale, Christ Church pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and was sentenced to 160 hours of community service.
The first-time offender has until January next year to complete the sentence.
The illegal drug was found in Hartley’s pocket on September 13 when police executed a search warrant at an establishment in Warrens where a fete was being held.
“You know how it is when you partying,” Harley told the Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins when asked whether he was a regular user of the drug.
“No, I don’t know,” said Rawlins, who explained that in her younger days she only went to simply have fun.
No conviction will be recorded against him if he “satisfactorily” performs the service.
He returns to court on January 26, 2018.