A self-employed man will no doubt have to make some huge sacrifices within the next three months if he wants to avoid a 12-month stint at Dodds prison.
That’s how long 26-year-old Sean Kent Omari Clarke has been given to pay a $7,000 fine to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court.
Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the sum after he pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking 584 grammes of cannabis as well as possession of apparatus for the misuse of the illegal substance.
Police acting on a tip ventured to Clarke’s home earlier today where they found in the enclosed yard, a bag containing 19 wax paper wrappings containing the illicit drug and a blender with traces of the contraband.
“You find the weed in here, it is mine,” the accused told police when asked to account for the drug in his possession. “I does use it to grind weed,” he reportedly responded when questioned about the blender.
“That weed in that bag is mine too that I had stashed off,” he allegedly said when another quantity of the drug was discovered in a lunch bag located in the kitchen.
In mitigating for a lenient sentence, attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson told the magistrate her client had made a “poor decision” but had taken full responsibility for his action by entering an early guilty plea.
The drugs had an estimated street value of $5,000.