Now that a 42-year-old man knows he has a new baby girl at home, he threw in the towel and pleaded guilty to importing a quantity of marijuana into the country.
Anderson Dacosta Clarke of Drax Hall Hope, St George also admitted before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic the illicit drug on August 9, 2018.
Clarke has been on remand since his first appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court in October last year. He has maintained his innocence for the past four months.
Today, however, he told Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that the reason he did not “go before the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions) and plead was that my girl was pregnant . . . my baby girl born on March 6 and . . . I really wanted to see the little girl. I am sorry for wasting the court’s time.”
After listening to his explanation Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant adjourned the case until April 1 when Clarke will be sentenced after the facts of the offences are revealed.