A couple who pleaded guilty to separate charges under the Drug Offences Act will spend the weekend apart.
Lolita Cherry-Ann Henry-Dottin of Deacons Road, St Michael admitted to knowingly permitting the handling of cannabis on her premises.
The 45-year-old shopkeeper was charged for the offence earlier today after police discovered a cannabis plant while executing a search warrant at her residence in the presence of her boyfriend Atiba Tafari Gooding.
“I keep it there for my boyfriend Atiba,” Dottin said when asked to account for the plant.
The first time offender, who was today granted $3,000 bail with one surety by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, is due to return to court on November 14.
In the meantime, her partner who is 31-year-old farmer and fisherman was also granted $9,000 bail on eight charges of possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation of 1.5 pounds of cannabis, valued at $3,000.
However, he was remanded to HMP Dodds until October 16 after he was unable to present a suitable surety to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
The illegal drugs weighed 1.5 pounds and had a $3,000 estimated street value.