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Cocaine user sentenced

Sherman Sebastian during a previous court appearance

Sherman Sebastian was sentenced yesterday for cocaine possession, resisting arrest, and using indecent language.

In the ‘cocaine’ case, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo fined him $250 for unlawful possession of the illegal substance. He has until June 30 to pay that sum or he will serve 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison.

The sentence comes some five months after Sebastian pleaded guilty to having 0.4 grams of cocaine in his possession.

Police made the cocaine find while they responded to a report that Sebastian was misbehaving at a bar in East End on December 9 last year.

The law enforcers found a straw with what appeared to be cocaine residue inside his left front pants pocket, and a zip-locked bag containing cocaine.

When taken into custody, Sebastian, who police said appeared to have been under the influence of drug and/or alcohol, declared: “Officer, give me a break. This is my thing; I bought it for personal use.”

Meanwhile, in relation to the other offences, Sebastian yesterday pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and using indecent language.

The magistrate fined him a total of $750 on both charges. She gave Sebastian until November 30 to pay up the $750 or spend 60 days in prison.

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