A 25-year-old who admitted that he sold marijuana in order to support himself has been placed on a bond for a year.
Earlier today police were conducting operations in the community of Lower Burney, St Michael where Jumal Omar Renaldo Regis lives at Lot No. 91. He was spotted among a group of persons but on seeing the police he ran off and threw away a plastic bag. He was apprehended and the bag was retrieved and in it was 16. 3 grammes of cannabis worth $80.
Prosecutor Sergeant St Clair Phillips said police also executed a search warrant at Regis’ residence today where 47.04 grammes of cannabis consisting of seeds and loose vegetable matter worth $235 was found in the kitchen in a Ziploc bag.
His attorney Aleshia Bourne in mitigating on his behalf told Magistrate Douglas Fredericks that Regis was unemployed at this time but was actively searching for work. She also pointed out that her client had not been in trouble with the law for the past eight years.
“He is remorseful and pleading with the court for leniency and promises not to get into trouble anymore,” Bourne stated.
Magistrate Fredrick then asked Regis why was it that he could not sell oranges, sno cones, pick up bottle or any engage in any other legal ventures in order to support himself and his child.
“Why sell drugs?” the magistrate asked Regis who responded: “ It was not my intention to break the law . . . . I would like to redeem myself”.
Bourne then urged the magistrate to impose a bond on her client which was agreed.
If Regis breaches the order he will spend six months in prison.