A Brighton man charged with using another man’s vehicle without permission has told the court that he did so because the man owed him for marijuana.
Last Thursday, Romano Farrell appeared at Colonarie Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Georgetown, charged with taking a conveyance, driving without a valid driver’s licence, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle.
Farrell told the court that he had bought cannabis from Conroy Edwards of Sandy Bay.
However, when Farrell inspected the illegal drug, he found it not to his satisfaction and demanded that Edwards supply him with a different portion of marijuana or refund him the EC$1,000.
Edwards told Farrell to meet him in Sandy Bay for the refund.
However, on his way to Sandy Bay last Monday, Farrell met Edwards at North Union and asked him for the money.
He further drove off with Edwards’ car.
Police in Calliaqua recovered the car in Prospect.
Farrell was handed over to the Colonairie Police Station and was charged.
He pleaded guilty to each of the charges.
For the taking of conveyance offence, Farrell was ordered to pay the court EC$400 in one month or spend four months in jail.
For driving without a valid licence, he was fined EC$250 to be paid forthwith, and was further barred from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for one year.
The man was fined EC$500 for driving an uninsured vehicle.
He paid the fines.