A self-confessed drug addict, who admitted having cocaine paraphernalia in his possession, will know his fate on November 20.
The apparatus, two small bottles with holes at the sides, containing white residue suspected to be cocaine, was found in Jakeel Stephenson Gittens’ pants pocket on October 22 while he was in police custody.
“I had them to smoke,” Gittens, of no fixed place, told police at the time.
When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick, Gittens suggested he could die if he did not get help for his addiction.
Requesting another attempt at drug rehabilitation, the 24-year-old told the court: “I went to Verdun House and I was not serious like I am now. I see where drugs taking me. Drugs does pull me down, take all my money, every time I come out of jail . . . I go back smoking and I may come out dead or something.”
However, the magistrate reminded him that he would have to be remanded to get the necessary assessment.
“I rather that than don’t be here at all or in the cemetery or a hospital,” he added.
However, Gittens’ legal troubles did not end there as the prosecutor presented the magistrate with another charge against him.
The unemployed man pleaded guilty to stealing ten bottles of beer belonging to Black Pearl Party Cruises Incorporated also on October 22.
He was remanded to HMP Dodds and returns to court in 28-days.