A Carrot Bay man was sentenced to a total of three-and-a-half years at Her Majesty’s Prison after he was found cultivating more than 200 cannabis plants last year.
Alson Quashie was sentenced on Friday after Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards found him guilty of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another.
In delivering the guilty verdict, the senior magistrate said the police officers who testified against the offender were ‘unshaken’ and ‘believable’.
A breakdown of Quashie’s sentences shows him being slapped with three years imprisonment for the ‘intent to supply charge’ and another six months for possession 78.3 grams of cannabis.
The sentences will run concurrently (at the same time).
What the court heard happened
In June last year, police executed a search warrant at the Vincentian’s Carrot Bay home.
The search uncovered cannabis in his refrigerator and around other parts of the residence.
The court heard that the accused man then willingly led police to an uphill farm located a little more than a mile away from his home. There, police reportedly discovered about 220 cannabis plants in the ground.
Police also discovered more cannabis and cannabis seeds inside a wooden structure on the farm, all belonging to Quashie.
The illegal drugs were confiscated and Quashie was subsequently arrested and charged.
Attorney-at-law Patricia Archibald-Bowers represented Quashie.
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