A 41-year-old labourer who admitted today that he smokes marijuana, told a magistrate that he was willing to get help.
He will get that help when he appears in the Drug Treatment Court before Magistrate Graveney Bannister on January 23.
Troy Shawn Rosemond pleaded guilty in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to possession of cannabis worth $20 on January 16, 2019.
Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson asked him “do you have a drug problem?”
He replied: “I does smoke marijuana. I know I can’t keep on doing it. I won’t necessarily say I have a problem. I en really drug-addicted. I ease off for a few days.”
Prosecutor, PC Kenmore Phillips, told the court that the young man was seen by police in the area of Shopper’s Paradise, Roebuck Street, St Michael, opposite Police Headquarters. When police officers approached him be began to act in a suspicious manner and after allowing them to search him, four grease-proof wrappings with vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis were found and he admitted ownership.
Rosemond’s counsel, attorney-at-law Kyle Walkes noted that his client did not waste the court’s time and pleaded guilty, and additionally, the father of two was gainfully employed.
Rosemond was granted bail in the sum of $750.