A 27-year-old stay-at-home dad must be on his best behaviour for the next six months if he wants to avoid spending three months at Dodds prison.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the bond on Omar Anthony Monlondon of Perry Gap, Roebuck Street, St Michael today after he pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.
A quantity of cannabis seeds was found in a tray in Monlondon’s bedroom when police executed a search warrant at his home earlier today.
“I had them there to pelt way but forgot,” he said in his own defence, while admitting that he was caught off guard by police.
Asked whether he could pay a fine, the accused man told the magistrate, “I baby sit every day. I have four children.”
Unable to pay a fine and not eligible to perform community service, the magistrate entered into a “gentleman’s agreement” with Monlondon: He must stay out of trouble and not smoke.
If he is found guilty of any crime within the next six months, he will go to jail.
“I appreciate that Sir,” was Monlondon’s reply as he left the dock.