Running away from lawmen executing a search warrant at his residence ended in 25-year-old Shavar Dominique Murray being arrested and charged.
The Allamby Gap, Spooner’s Hill, St Michael resident was found with several cannabis plants in his hand around 10 a.m. yesterday before he attempted to throw them over a galvanized paling in his backyard.
When police commanded him to stop, he complied, and was taken to another section of the yard where he uprooted the plants from seven plant pots, a plastic case and half can.
“Them is the containers, I had the plants in,” he told police when asked to account.
A further search of the backyard found a marijuana plant behind a fowl pen, three plants inside the pen and another nine in a corner of the backyard.
“All them plants belong to me officer. I take full responsibility for them,” Murray further said.
Today before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, Murray pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession with intent to traffic and cultivation of 1.51 pounds for cannabis on August 13. The illegal substance according to prosecutor Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons had an estimated street value of $4 500.
Murray is not known to the law courts and a pre-sentencing report has been ordered on him.
He is scheduled to reappear before the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on October 23 for sentencing.
He is on $4,000 bail in the meantime.