A labourer has to mix 80 hours of community service with his work schedule if he wants to keep his record clean.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the sentence on Calvin Rommell Small recently in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to possession of a small quantity of cannabis.
Police were on patrol at Greenfield, The City, on September 26, when they spotted Small walking with a backpack. His actions at the time prompted them to request a search which revealed a jar containing the vegetable substance.
“I grow a little thing that’s all I got,” Small told lawmen when asked to account for the contraband.
In mitigating for a lenient sentence, attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson pointed out that her client was a first-time offender who had not wasted the court’s time but pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.
“He has no previous convictions, no pending matters in any other jurisdictions and is an ideal candidate for community service in order to keep his record clean,” Simpson said.
Magistrate Frederick agreed and imposed the sentence that must be completed by November 23.
Small’s record will be kept clean if he performs the service to the court’s satisfaction. In the meantime, he is on $750 bail.