Men­tal check for drug­gie

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

He pleaded for help with his on­go­ing drug prob­lem and it was granted.

Akeem Venice Jones, 22, who has no fixed place of abode, ad­mit­ted tres­pass­ing in his grand­mother Ros­alind Jones’ house and steal­ing a $899.99 tele­vi­sion be­long­ing to Tamika Jones on Oc­to­ber 24.

Pros­e­cu­tor Con­sta­ble Kevin Forde told the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court on Wed­nes­day the com­plainant had left for work and re­turned to find the tele­vi­sion gone from the wall in her daugh­ter’s bed­room. The bed and the chest of draw­ers in her bed­room and her daugh­ter’s were also ran­sacked.

The TV, re­mote con­trol and brack­ets were all re­cov­ered, and the court granted a resti­tu­tion or­der.

At­tor­ney Neisha Moore told Mag­is­trate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant that ac­cused Jones’ five pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, three in 2012 and two in 2013, were sim­i­lar in na­ture. How­ever, he had a drug prob­lem and was ask­ing for the court’s help, Moore said.

Jones told the court he had the drug prob­lem for the last four years and had been us­ing both cannabis and co­caine.

His grand­mother told the mag­is­trate that she wanted her grand­son to “get help and get send to drug re­hab or some­thing”.

He was re­manded to the Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal for as­sess­ment and a re­port. He will re­turn to court on Novem­ber 21.

Akeem Jones was re­manded to the Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal for as­sess­ment.

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