When 58-year-old Augustin Kyrone Glasgow saw a documentary on television about the alleged benefits of cannabis for persons with asthma he decided to grow his own. But, the Forde’s Road, St Michael resident does not suffer from the respiratory ailment.
“I am sorry. I was seeing a documentary about this thing that say it good for asthma
. . . but I don’t have asthma . . . I have a hearing problem,” the first-time offender, a cook, told Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, having a trafficable quantity and cultivation of cannabis.
Police executed a search warrant at Glasgow’s home on May 16 after receiving a report, Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court while relating the facts.
A plant weighing 162 grammes with an estimated street value of $810 was found. Glasgow told lawmen he planted the tree to make “tea”.
Glasgow confirmed to the Magistrate that he waters the plant.
“And everytime you watered it, you didn’t say this is trouble if police catch me. Each time you watered it you should have said boy if police catch me this is jail,” Frederick suggested.
Glasgow admited, “I wasn’t thinking straight.”
Magistrate Frederick told Glasgow “This is not the place for you at this age . . . you are throwing all away with this.”
He then placed the father of four on a bond for the next nine months to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. If breached he will have to pay the court a $2,500 fine or spend three months at Dodds. The sentence was placed on the cultivation charge and Glasgow was reprimanded and discharged on all the other offences. No conviction will be recorded against him if he serves the bond successfully.
“It won’t happen again,” Glasgow said as the case against him was closed.
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