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Youngster fined $300 after completing rehab

Not the marijuana mentioned in the story

After hearing that Fat Hog’s Bay resident Keshawn Baronville has completed his drug rehab sessions successfully, Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards fined him $300 for marijuana possession.

She ordered the offender to pay the sum or serve 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison.

The 23-year-old was charged for having 0.5 grams of the illegal substance.

He pleaded guilty during a previous appearance before the Magistrate’s Court, adding that he was ‘not a troublemaker’. The offender claimed that he only used marijuana as a stress reliever.

Reports were that members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force met Baronville at his Fat Hog’s Bay residence on December 24 last year.

They visited the dwelling to execute a search warranted in relation to a different matter.

Before the search, police asked Baronville if he had anything illegal on the property.

“Just a little joint,” he reportedly responded before he handed over the illicit substance to law enforcers.

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