A 52-year-old man, who said he needed to get medical attention for a hernia, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for two criminal offences.
However, Arleigh Leron Dalrymple only has 15 more months at HMP Dodds, given the three months he already spent on remand.
Last December, Dalrymple, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to having of apparatus for the misuse of cocaine, as well as to loitering on the compound of the old CIBC Bank on Fontabelle, St Michael giving cause to suspect that he was about to commit theft.
Today, he appealed to Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant for leniency as she handed down his sentence, explaining that he had a hernia in his groin.
“It is growing momentarily and I am not getting the attention I need at the prison,” Dalrymple said.
“I asking for leniency . . . and that the time spend on remand be taken into consideration,” he added.
However, Cuffy-Sergeant imposed an 18-month sentence on the loitering charge and a 12-month sentence on the apparatus offence.
The two will run concurrently.