A 60-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to a number of drug offences, was today afforded the opportunity to keep his criminal record clean.
Gregory McDonald Moseley, of Deighton Road, St Michael, has three months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court $2,000 in costs after owning up to possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivating over 18 kilogrammes of cannabis.
Five plants, ranging in height from three to seven feet, were found in his backyard earlier today when police executed a search warrant at his home. Another quantity of drugs, which Moseley described as “shake off”, was found in his bedroom.
The accused man reportedly told police that he uses the illegal substance to make tea.
His attorney, Ryan Moseley, told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant his client was extremely sorry for breaking the law and would never do it again. He also asked the magistrate be lenient on the first time offender, pointing out that the accused man had cooperated with lawmen and also entered an early guilty plea.
After listening to the submission, Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the cost on the cultivation charge, which must be paid in three months or Moseley will have to spend six months at HMP Dodds. He was reprimanded and discharged on the other three offences.
No conviction will be recorded against him if he pays the money by February 8.