A Fat Hog’s Bay man was fined $3,000 when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for being in possession of 21 grams of marijuana.
Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered Grashaun Audai to pay the fine by November 30 or spend six months at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.
The senior magistrate said she thought a fine was appropriate in Audai’s case considering his early guilty plea.
She also said she issued a fine as opposed to a custodial sentence because he showed remorse for his actions and he attended drug counselling sessions.
Audai was first arrested and charged for the drug offence last November.
Defence attorney Richard Rowe represented the offender.
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