A St George man, who tried to ease his stress by smoking “a spliff”, has been fined $350.
Ellerton resident Tramaine Ricardo Christopher Crawford now has one month to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court if he wants to avoid spending a month at Dodds prison.
Police were on patrol on Fairchild Street, The City, when they caught wind of a pungent scent and later found Crawford with the illegal substance in the form of a cigarette.
“I apologize for smoking officer . . . . Give me a chance,” Crawford said at the time.
However, a further search discovered a loose quantity of the vegetable matter in his pocket.
“I asking for a chance, sir, and give me a fine. I don’t smoke often, but I had a lot of my mind so I wanted a [smoke]. So I asked a guy and he gave me a portion,” Crawford told Magistrate Douglas Frederick today.