A couple who pleaded guilty to several drug charges received different fates when they appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick recently.
They are 33-year-old Jamar Andre Bradshaw and 28-year-old Alicia Shakira Weekes both of College Savannah No. 2, St John.
Police were on duty along Skeete’s Road, The Ivy, St Michael on April 10, 2019 when they saw the accused sitting among a group of people.
On approach Weekes was seen with a green and white haversack and fidgeting. A search was requested and loose vegetable matter in a plastic bag was found in one of the bag’s compartments. Cannabis was also found in a bottle inside the bag.
Weekes, who said the bag belonged to her boyfriend Jamar, denied knowledge of its contents while Bradshaw told police: “That is my bag, that is my weed”. They were arrested and charged.
When they appeared before Magistrate Frederick the accused admitted to charges of possession, possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic the illegal drugs.
Weekes, a mother of four, told the magistrate: “I know what he was doing . . . he had weed . . . I already knew that . . . But I did not know that he had it in the bag on that particular day.”
She was placed on a bond for six months. If she breeches the order, she will spend three months in prison.
Bradshaw meanwhile has two months to pay the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $2,000 fine or spend two months in prison.