Hungry loiterer gets 9 months
A COCAINE ROCK had opened his appetite and to feed the craving Ramon Akeem Quarless went in search of some food.
He found some, but it was not his for the taking.
Yesterday, Quarless paid for his actions with nine months of his life when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.
The 25-year-old unemployed man, of Harmony Hall, Hindsbury Road, St Michael, admitted he loitered on the premises of the West India Biscuit Company (WIBISCO) on Monday and was unable to give a satisfactory account of himself.
The many-time convicted offender was sentenced to nine months in prison by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant.
The court heard from prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons that an employee of WIBISCO had informed the general manager that a man had entered the compactor located at the back of the premises near the fence that separated WIBISCO from Greenfields. Expired snacks and biscuits were placed in that compactor.
The general manager went to the compactor, opened the door and saw a man, who later turned out to be Quarless, inside.
Police were summoned and he was arrested and taken to Central Police Station.