From the Courts
April 28, 2006

Vermont labourer must pay $150

Alton Citroy Collis Neverson a labourer of Vermont had to pay $150 for possession of twenty-nine grams of cannabis at the Serious Crimes Offences court last Monday morning.

When he appeared before Chief Magistrate Simone Churaman, he wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the charge.{{more}}

It is reported that on April 21, 2006 at Vermont, the defendant was seen standing by the side of the road when members of the Narcotics and Rapid Response Unit (RRU) were on mobile patrol in the area. When Neverson saw the vehicle approaching, he took a black bag from his right front pocket and threw it over a bank. The bag was retrieved and a substance resembling cannabis was found.

When questioned by the Police he said, “Is a small piece of weed.” Before his penalty was handed down, Magistrate Churaman asked, “Why did you have the cannabis?” he replied, “I was hustling the weed to support my kid.”