Airy Hill, St George resident Novon Neuo Neblett has two months to pay a $1,500 fine to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed that amount on the 20-year-old after he pleaded guilty to possession of 3.4 grammes of cannabis on April 14.
Police were conducting traffic checks along Lower Bay Street, The City around 4:05 p.m. when they stopped the vehicle in which Neblett was a front seat passenger.
On approach police noticed a strong scent of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, which caused them to request a search of both the accused and the driver.
The illegal substance, which was contained inside a Ziploc bag, was found in Neblett’s pocket. He admitted knowledge and ownership telling police, “That is my lil weed I had to smoke.”
If he does not pay the fine within the stipulated time he will spend six months at Dodds.
Neblett, who has a previous conviction for cannabi,s must return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a June 17 to present proof of payment.