Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today told an 18-year-old to take responsibility for his actions.
Jadarrol Obrian Daniel Toppin, of No. 2 White Hall, St Michael received the reprimand after he lied to the magistrate about how he came in possession of $258 worth of cannabis earlier today.
“I was walking . . . and I found it in the bush through a track. I was going to smoke it,” Toppin told Cuffy-Sargeant who made it clear that she did not believe his explanation.
Toppin was then given a few minutes to think things over.
“I am sorry for telling a lie. I didn’t want it to be so bad on me. I did not want it to be more worse. . . . I had the drugs, I bought the drugs [and] didn’t want it to get bad,” Toppin explained saying: “I am sorry I wasted your time”.
He was placed on a bond for six months on the trafficking charge and reprimanded and discharged on the other offences.
If he breaches the bond he will have to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court a $750 forthwith fine or spend three weeks in prison.