From the Courts
January 12, 2007

Trinidadian teen on cannabis charge

It is quite normal that a man or woman would go through great lengths to make sure that his or her family is well fed and kept secure.

James O’Brien’s noble intentions took a turn for the worst when he was caught with 29 grams of cannabis in his possession with intent to supply. The 18 year-old Trinidadian was fined $750 forthwith or spend four months at her Majesty’s Prison.{{more}}

He told officers that he was selling the marijuana to support his family.

When he appeared at the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday, he did not waste the court’s time and pleaded guilty on the spot.

The court heard that on January 7, O’Brien was seen walking in the vicinity of Kingstown Park when Police were on mobile patrol stopped him and requested a search. A total of five plastic bags were found in his pocket containing the cannabis substance.