It was a one-off situation which won’t happen again!
So said 27-year-old Shaniko Bowen, of Clarke’s Road My Lord”s Hill, St Michael before Magistrate Graveney Bannister in the Traffic Court as he pleaded guilty to having cannabis and for not wearing a helmet, on January 27, 2019.
Bowen said he was running late for work and asked a family member to give him a ride.
According to prosecutor, Kevin Forde, when police officers were on patrol on Government Hill, St Michael, they saw Bowen, a pillion rider without a helmet. They stopped him and told him about it. When they searched him, they found 1.77 grams of vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis in the form of two rolled cigarettes in his pants pocket.
Bowen said he was sorry.
The magistrate told him since he said he didn’t have a drug problem, “Quit while you can and don’t let it go deeper.”
He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged.
“Don’t let it happen again,” Magistrate Bannister