A 19-year-old fisherman of West End was fined $750 for having 12.8 grams of cannabis in his possession on September 17 last year.
Shakhoi McMaster pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent recently.
His fine is to be paid before the end of next month or, in default, he will serve 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.
In handing down his sentence, Magistrate Shawn Innocent said McMaster’s early guilty plea and the fact that he had no previous convictions served as mitigating factors for the drug offender.
The court heard that on the day in question, police was on mobile patrol in the vicinity of Big Ben supermarket in West End.
McMaster was stopped and searched and the drugs, valued at $125, were found in his front pocket in 12 individual bags.
He was subsequently arrested and charged for the offence.
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