A man who told a police officer that he was not in any “long talk” regarding weed that the man had in his possession, maintained the same attitude when he appeared in court.
The man, Leron Pope, of Lowmans Windward, pleaded guilty to a charge that on Dec. 16 at the Grenadines Wharf, Kingstown, he had in his possession 706 grammes of cannabis with intent to supply it to another.
The court heard that PC 340 Clint Da Souza was on duty at the Grenadines Wharf when he observed the defendant pass through one of the gates with a shopping bag.
The police officer further noted that the defendant had not been searched, and requested a search.
Da Souza found Pope with a Sunshine cornflakes box containing three taped black plastic bags containing cannabis.
When cautioned, Pope told the police officer, “Wha’ yo’ mean what’ it be? Is weed, officer. Me ain’t in no long talk. Who me get it from is me.”
When magistrate Bertie Pompey asked the defendant what he had to say for himself, the defendant said, “I have nothing to say.”
He was fined EC$500 to be paid forthwith or five months in prison.
He was further ordered to pay a further EC$500 in one month or spend four months in prison.