From the Courts
December 18, 2009

No cocaine no cell phone

Denver Oliver told Chief Magistrate Sonya Young that the only reason he took Walter Saunders’ cellular phone was because he did not return with the cocaine he was sent to buy.{{more}}

Oliver was sentenced to one month imprisonment after pleading guilty to stealing Saunders’ phone on October 10, 2009 at Paul’s Avenue.

The Calliaqua resident, who admitted that he uses cocaine, said that he sent Saunders to buy cocaine for him, but he never returned with the money or the drug.

“Your worship, between me and you eh, me and he does use cocaine, so he hold out he hand with the cell phone in it and I tek he phone and I sell it for $50,” Oliver explained.

It was stated in court that Saunders was standing in the area of Vinlec when Oliver came up to him and snatched his $125 Coral phone out of his shirt pocket and ran.

Oliver pleaded with Magistrate Young not to send him to jail, but his cries fell on deaf ears. A soon as Oliver stepped out of the dock, he said: “Watch dey na boy, jus so I gone round.”(KW)