From the Courts
August 6, 2010
Fisherman fined $15,000 for ganja possession

Mayjulia Browne has three months to come up with $15,000 or he will go to prison for 12 months.{{more}}

Browne, 32, a fisherman of Chateaubelair, appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday before Senior Magistrate Donald Browne and pleaded guilty to having 5,993 grams (13 pounds) of cannabis in his possession on July 31, 2010.

He was jointly charged with his girlfriend, Amrida Nash, 17. She pleaded not guilty and as a result, the prosecution withdrew the charge against her.

Police officers went to Browne’s home to execute a search warrant in respect of drugs and found a crocus bag containing the controlled substance in a hole in the ceiling.

Under caution, Browne said he was set “set up” by someone and the drugs did not belong to him. (KW)