A Great Mountain man was slapped with a $1,500 fine at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he was found with 24 grams of cannabis.
Twenty-nine-year-old James Bibby, a bartender was fined after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled drug.
He will serve two months at Her Majesty’s Prison if he fails to pay the sum.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that at about 11:30 pm on September 28, p
The court further heard that Bibby was a passenger in a jeep that was signalled to stop.
During the search, police uncovered loose leaves suspected to be cannabis in a backpack belonging to the bartender.
He reportedly told police: “It is just some weed for my personal use.”
He was subsequently charged.
I use it for medicine
Bibby’s attorney Stephen Daniels told the court that his client was suffering from cystic fibrosis which is a disorder that mostly affects the lungs and other
The court was told that Bibby would use the drug to find relief for symptoms in coughing up thinner mucus.
However, without a medical certificate to validate his defence, the court did not consider it as a mitigating factor.
“If I had that [medical certificate] I might have been more lenient,” Magistrate Baptiste-DaBreo said.
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