A 29-year-old painter must be on his best behaviour if he wants to avoid spending time at HMP Dodds.
Jabar Danko Yarde, of 1st Avenue Pionner Road, Bush Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today and pleaded guilty to having $150 worth of cannabis in his possession yesterday.
Sergeant Edwin Pinder told the court that police were on patrol on Grazettes Main Road, St Michael when they saw Yarde sitting in a stationary car. As they approached they saw him take a bag from his lap and put it on the seat.
“That is my weed. I buy it from Jerry. I sell it because that is my hassle,” Yarde reportedly told police at the time.
However, he told the magistrate he never uttered those words.
Yarde explained that he told police he was a new father to a little girl and his job was not bringing in any money “so I didn’t have a choice”.
However, the magistrate pointed out that the explanation was the same.
He placed Yarde, who is known to the court, on a bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the next six months. If he fails to adhere to the order he will spend two months in jail.