A 36-year-old carpenter has two months to pay a $750 court fine.
If Dwayne Irvin Calderon, of Lot 2E, North Close, Wildley, St Michael, fails to do so, he will have to spend two months in jail.
The fine was imposed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick
after Calderon pleaded guilty in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to having $15 worth of cannabis in his possession on January 17.
The illegal drug was found in the door panel of his car after he consented to a police search, while at Sugar Bay Beach, Hastings, Christ Church.
“The weed is mine,” he allegedly told the officers at the time, when asked to account for the cannabis.
However, his attorney Mohia Ma’at told the magistrate today that his client was “very sorry” for his actions. The lawyer also appealed for a lenient sentence given that Calderon had “fully cooperated with police and had not wasted judicial time”.
In response, Frederick pointed out that Calderon had several run-ins with the law for drug offences; had been slapped with several fines and had also been given several suspended sentences.
“He will soon run out of chances,” the magistrate warned, as he imposed yet another fine on Calderon.