From the Courts
January 24, 2012
Two months to pay or two years for Lenny Harry

With just two months to pay a $15,000 fine, failure to meet his obligations will see Lenny Harry going to prison for the next two years.{{more}}

Harry, a resident of Lowmans Leeward, was hauled before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

He pleaded guilty to possession of 11,350 grams (25 pounds) of cannabis and cultivating 25 cured marijuana plants.

Harry was jointly charged with Winston Small and Kerwin Henson, both of the same address. They pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matters against them were dropped.

Information reaching the court was that on Friday, January 20, at about 8:30 am, Rapid Response Unit (RRU) personnel were on foot patrol in the Lowmans mountains, when they came upon a hut with three men and the marijuana.

Harry’s attorney, Arthur Williams, told he court that his client is a fisherman who is experiencing hardships on the seas right now.

“He just tried something else Your Worship…,” Williams indicated.

He also said his client did not waste the court’s time and pleaded guilty. “If he did not own the drug, the prosecution would have had a problem of proving whose drug it was,” said Williams.

On the cultivation charge, Harry was also fined $500, to be paid in one month or six months in jail.