COURT EX­TRA

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page -

A 33-YEAR-OLD tyre tech­ni­cian has been fined $300 for hav­ing drugs.

Damien Ri­cardo Whar­ton, of No. 34 Hus­bands Ter­race, St James, ad­mit­ted hav­ing mar­i­juana on Oc­to­ber 26.

The District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court heard po­lice were mak­ing ran­dom traf­fic stops in The City and Whar­ton was stopped along Bax­ters Road.

A body search re­vealed noth­ing, but in his ve­hi­cle was a small pen­cil case un­der the driver’s seat con­tain­ing a wrap­per with veg­etable mat­ter. He told of­fi­cers: “I sorry. I for­got about that in there. I wasn’t sure it had in any.”

Queen’s Coun­sel Michael Lash­ley sub­mit­ted that his client had not wasted the court’s time, and they were hop­ing a con­vic­tion would not be recorded against his name as he was look­ing to go to Canada to be with his two chil­dren.

How­ever, Mag­is­trate Dou­glas Fred­er­ick fined Whar­ton $300 in a week or three months in jail.

(XVP)

GAYLAN MAR­SHALL was re­manded to the Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal for as­sess­ment.

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