A 43-year-old electrician has six weeks in which to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $1,000 fine if he wants to avoid spending four weeks in prison.
Richard Duncan Walcott, of Brydens Avenue, Brittons Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of $150 worth of cannabis.
Police executed a search warrant at his home on December 6 and found a Ziploc bag in the pocket of a pair of pants that Walcott was putting on at the time.
“That is my weed I have to smoke,” he told police when asked to account for the drugs.
A further search found a quantity of compressed cannabis in a bedroom, which Walcott allegedly said was “some more weed” that he had to smoke.
The accused man who explained to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that he had the marijuana for his personal use was ordered to pay the fine, which was imposed on the trafficking charge, by January 19.
He was reprimanded and discharged on the other offences.