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Man fined $3K for 21 grams of marijuana

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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  1. b marley says:

    legalize it

  2. On looker says:

    Burn it down

  3. ???? says:

    Chant down Babylon because them soft????

  4. Slave laws says:

    Damn shame! BVI what you have to say to your Canadian visitors, who for them is legal in their country?

  5. Murph says:

    $3,000 for less than an ounce of a natural growing weed with amazing medicinal benifits? YOUR COUNTRY IS STUCK IN THE DARK AGES.
    Leagalize it!
    Tax it!
    Build new schools!

    States like Colorado are thriving after legalizing it and they have more money for schools then they know what to do with

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    • Lol says:

      Ndp might steal the money again! Thas wa them fraid of. They leaving it for the next government.

    • richgdgy says:

      Thats BS,Drugs breed crime and ganja is a drug.

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      • @richgayguy says:

        Umm sorry but the drug you are referring to is the one that your mammy should’ve taken the morning after…..before you….catch the drift…?

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      • Triggered says:

        Prohibition breeds crime!!!

        if all the drugs in the pharmacies were made illegal, people would make bank off of those same pharmacy drugs, and people would be able to buy guns to protect their street profits.

        Look up Al chapone, look up bootlegging, look up ALCOHOL prohibition.

        now that alcohol is legal a whole generation of criminals lost their lucrative income and became obsolete.

        Prohibition creates crime & kills. it is sad.

        Time to legalize and make money off the tourist.

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  6. LB says:

    $3k fine for $100 worth of vegetative matter? Nonsense.

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