A 25-year-old farmer was released on $9,000 bail after appearing before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a drug related charge.
Tramaine Javon Parris, of Parks Road, St Joseph, pleaded guilty to possessing one gramme of cocaine, which was found in his possession on November 20.
However, he pleaded not guilty to assaulting Special Constable Larry Babb in the execution of his duty on the same day, and was not required to plead to the indictable charge of escaping custody at Central Police Station with the use of force.
Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons did not object to bail, but requested that conditions be attached if Parris were to be released.
The accused man must report to the District ‘F’ Police Station every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before noon with valid identification. He was also ordered to stay away from Brownes Beach and its environs.
Parris returns to court on March 1 when he is expected to know his fate on the cocaine charge, while the remaining cases against him will continue.