Antonio Ryan Millar must pay $750 in a month or spend two months in jail, after pleading guilty for having $30 worth in drugs.
This sentence was handed down by Acting Magistrate Anika Jackson in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Millar, 23, of Third Avenue Nurse Land, Tweedside Road, St Michael, was charged with unlawfully having cannabis on January 21, 2019.
According to the facts outlined by prosecutor Police Constable Kenmore Phillips, police were on patrol on Tweedside Road, St Michael, when they saw Millar riding without a helmet. When they stopped him, they became suspicious after they observed him rubbing his pants pockets. He was searched and a bag containing four greaseproof wrappings with vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis was found.
In a plea of mitigation, attorney-at-law, Akelia Reid who appeared for Millar, urged the acting magistrate to impose a fine noting that the self-employed youth had a pregnant girlfriend and furthermore, he was co-operative with the police.