After spending a few weeks on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison for drug, and gun-related charges, Huntums Ghut resident Halim Scatliffe is urging drug dealers in the territory to consider changing their lifestyle.
“I want to advise young men like me to stop,” a remorseful Scatliffe told the court during his recent court appearance.
“I want to apologize to the court … [and] I apologize for putting my family through this,” he continued.
Scatliffe recently confessed before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin, that a quantity of cocaine and cannabis found in his home two years ago belonged to him and that he intended to distribute it to others.
He was given a six-month-custodial sentence for possession 39 grams cannabis and another six months for possession of 18 grams cocaine.
He was slapped with another 12 month-sentence for possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply.
All his sentences are to run concurrently or at the same time.
Serious September 2018 offences
Scatliffe is now awaiting further sentencing for a more recent and unrelated set of offences.
He is awaiting sentencing for carrying an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, common assault, threatening language, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He pleaded guilty to all those charges.
Police found more than $26,000 worth of cocaine along with a gun and ammunition in his possession back in September of this year.
During the raid, his 32-year-old common-law wife Debralee Fahie and his 58-year-old father Jerome Scatliffe were also charged on the drug-related offences.
They both pleaded not guilty and the case against them was dismissed for want of prosecution.
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