From the Courts
August 24, 2007

Father’s bid to help children goes wrong

Reginald DeBique, a 44-year-old construction worker will have to pay $2,500 within the next two months or spend 15 months in prison.{{more}}

On Monday, August 20, DeBique appeared before the Kingstown Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to having in his possession 4 lbs of Cannabis with intent to supply.

According to reports, officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) along with officers from the Drug Squad went to the defendant’s home at Ottley Hall to execute a search warrant and found the drugs in a brown paper bag in the living room.

DeBique was then taken to the Old Montrose police station and then to the Criminal Investigation Department.

In his defence, DeBique told the court that he is a construction worker but is unemployed at the moment and wanted to help prepare his four children for the start of the new academic year.

In handing down the fine, Magistrate Donald Browne encouraged DeBique to find an acceptable way to support his children. (SB)