A 38-year-old man must be on his best behaviour for a year if he wants to avoid spending nine months at Dodds prison.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the bond on Terry Rory Harewood of St Paul’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael today after he admitted to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of $200 worth of cannabis.
Police were on mobile patrol last Saturday along Clarke’s Avenue, Bayland, St Michael when they saw Harewood and another man sitting in front of a house from which a strong scent of cannabis was emanating.
Lawmen also observed Harewood tearing up what appeared to be a cigarette and discarding it before attempting to evade police. He was however held.
During a subsequent search a hard object was felt in the area of his crotch and was later identified as 27 greaseproof wrappings containing 16.7 grammes of vegetable matter, suspected to be cannabis.
Today attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at argued for leniency for his client on the grounds that he had just found a job and has two children to support.
Harewood was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the possession and possession with intent to supply charges.
However, the magistrate imposed a bond in relation to the trafficking charge. If breached, the accused man, who is known to the court, will have to spend time in jail.