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West Man fined $5K for 55 grams of cannabis

A West End man was fined $5,000 after he was caught with 55 grams of cannabis five years ago.

Corey Butler pleaded guilty to common assault and following a trial, was found guilty of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another.

In handing down the sentence on Friday, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards said the seriousness and prevalence of the offences were considered to be aggravating factors.

On the other hand, his completion of the Partnership for Peace Programme and his show of remorse went to his benefit.

Coupled with a $5,000 fine, the drug offender was also given a 12-month prison sentence that was suspended for two years. This means he will only serve that prison term if he commits another offence in the next two years.

The fine must be paid by August 30.

The court said he was not incarcerated because of the time that has already elapsed since the date of the offence.

In the meantime, on the common assault charge, he was cautioned, reprimanded and discharged.

What the court heard happened

The court heard that police responded to a domestic dispute between Butler and his girlfriend at the home they shared on November 4, 2014.

During that time, police searched the home and reportedly found the drugs.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with the aforesaid offences.

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  1. wow says:

    Dude always getting off while everybody else going jail. Snitch vybes

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  2. Wow says:

    Focus on real problems
    Marijuana is getting legal in lots of country, look Canada.
    Gun ? and other should be your real focus

  3. Power says:

    Clown s***t

  4. Hmm says:

    Domestic despute and police search the home with no warrant. That is plain out wrong.

    What message does this send? Simple police are not trust worthy.

    • Looking Out says:

      Police have the right to search the home under those circumstances. Once you give them the excuse to get in, they have the right to search.

  5. Deh Watcha says:

    5 years ago?

  6. Sad says:

    50 grams of cannabis u cud buy legally in america for 25$…$5000 fine well this is it lol

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  7. Murph says:

    LEGALIZE IT
    TAX IT
    FIX THE DAM POT HOLES

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