A labourer had to part with $1,000 of his hard earned money today after he had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to four-year-old drug offences.
The forthwith fine which was imposed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick carried a three-month prison sentence and Akeyle ILike Yarde, Sealy Land, Gall Hill, Christ Church, who admitted that he had the quantity of marijuana in his possession on August 16, 2014, paid the amount.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that police were along Kellman Land, Black Rock, St Michael when the accused who was the pillion rider on a motorcycle was seen.
However, on approaching the police the driver of the cycle lost control and both parties fell.
Yarde was subsequently seen fidgeting with his pocket, a search was requested and 82 wax paper wrappings containing the illicit substance were discovered.