A young woman, who allegedly told a security officer there was no need to search her but was later found with illegal drugs, has three months to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $1,500 fine.
Norelco Alora Payne, of 5th Avenue Peterkin, Bank Hall, St Michael, pleaded guilty today to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic $170 worth of cannabis.
The police report on the incident revealed that Payne, who was “scantily” dressed, was preparing to board the Jolly Roger pleasure cruise yesterday when she allegedly told the security officer that there was no need to search her.
However, the officer proceeded with her duties and a lighter was found in Payne’s bra. She was taken to a bathroom for a further search and 35 wrappings containing the illicit drug were also found on her person.
She admitted ownership when police were called in, but declined to say anything in her defence when she appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today.
If Payne, who is known to the court, fails to pay the fine by September 18 she will have to spend three months in prison.