From the Courts
September 23, 2016
Teens charged with possession of controlled substance

Two teenagers pleaded not guilty at the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday to having in their possession a controlled substance.

Tafari Greaves, 18, of Sion Hill and Nigel Matthias, 16, of Glen were charged on September 21 with having six grams of cannabis in their possession at Richmond Hill.{{more}}

Matthias and Greaves both attend school, with the latter being a student of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias became visibly upset when she realized that the young men were arrested in the Richmond Hill area, which is a school zone.

The youngsters were granted bail in the sum of $500 each and will return to court on October 3.

Browne-Matthias told the teenagers that in the interim they cannot be caught with any controlled substance.(CM)