He claimed that his ‘cocaine pipe’ came from a lab.
However, Elvis Antonio Codrington will have to hope that lab also produces money.
That’s because the unemployed 41-year-old, of Bannister Land, Martindale’s Road, St Michael, was slapped with a $1,500 fine today after admitting to having cocaine apparatus in his possession on June 9, 2018.
When asked by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant if he had anything to say before being sentenced, the known drug offender replied, “I have nothing to say”.
The magistrate then imposed the fine on Codrington, who will have two weeks to pay. Otherwise he will spend two months at HMP Dodds.
Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the court that police were on mobile patrol along Cypress Street and Nelson Street, St Michael, where they saw the accused lighting an object.
Upon seeing police, he hid the object in his left hand.
His actions aroused the suspicion of police, who approached him and asked to carry out a search of his person.
During the search, the accused dropped an item on the ground. A blue and silver pipe containing a residue of a crystallized substance was recovered.
He was asked to account for it and he told officers, “I get that from Dr Haynes’ lab”.