Businessman Deron Walters was slapped with a fine of more than $26,000, and sentenced to 22 months in prison when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo sentenced the 30-year-old Fat Hogs Bay resident for possession of 706 grams of marijuana, as well as possession of the said drug with intent to supply to another.
He pleaded guilty to both offences earlier this year.
Magistrate DaBreo ordered the offender to pay the fine by June next year or serve an additional six months in prison.
She also ruled that Walters’ 22-month prison sentence start from the date he was first remanded.
Walters, who was represented by attorney-at-law Stacey Abel, was fined ($26,475 ) for having the drugs; but ordered to serve prison time for his intention deal the drugs.
The Prosecution’s case
It is reported that on July 15, 2015 police were at a certain premises when Walters arrived on his scooter.
The cops were alerted by the scent of marijuana on the offender, so they searched him.
The court was told that the law enforcers found a bag containing marijuana and $600 cash.
He was subsequently taken to the Road Town Police Station where he was charged.
Walters to return, more offences
Meanwhile, the offender also has other matters before the court.
He is charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and being armed with an offensive weapon in those matters.
Police also said they have slapped Walters with cocaine-related charges after they allegedly discovered the illegal substance when they searched his vehicle in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola on March 16 this year.
According to police, he is charged with unlawful possession of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to supply, unlawful possession of marijuana, and resisting arrest.
Walters is scheduled to return to court next Tuesday, December 12.
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