A 24-year-old man will return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on Friday to speak with a probation officer after signaling his willingness to undergo drug rehabilitation.
Chad Mario Delaney Elcock of Block 11A, Rosemont, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to having cannabis in his possession on September 9.
Police, who were on patrol, saw Elcock smoking what looked like a cannabis cigarette.
A “pungent scent of cannabis” was emanating from him when police approached, the court heard.
However, he denied the officer’s suspicion even after he was seen dropping the cigarette behind his back. It was found behind his foot.
A quantity of seeds was also found on a bookshelf in his bedroom when a search warrant was executed.
“Dem is weed seeds I just had there and forgot to throw away,” he reportedly said.
When he was taken into police custody he explained that he was under a lot of stress and needed the drug to relax.
Elcock, who has no previous convictions, was granted $3,000 bail and will on October 13 know whether he qualifies for drug rehab.