One 32-year-oldâs party weekend was cut short by the police, replaced with a trip to the court, and ended with him going back to work the next day.
Ricky Timm, of Vermont, pleaded guilty to having in his possession 83g marijuana on February 11, when he was brought before the Serious Offences Court yesterday.
Timm had intended going on the âHot Girls Six, Valentineâs Boat Rideâ, which was hosted by the promoter Regis âSplectronâ Williams on Sunday. Instead, before he was able to board the boat, the police who were on duty at the Grenadines Wharf, stopped him. A search of his person was said to reveal, in his crotch, a black plastic bag, containing 46 bamboo wrappings and loose material resembling cannabis. âofficer is weed da be; give me a small chance, please, officer,â Timm reportedly asked when cautioned.
The man nervously cracked his fingers as the Chief Magistrate asked him why she shouldnât send him to prison.
Timm quite practically answered the Chief Magistrate, saying that he had to go to work tomorrow, to considerable laughter in the courtroom.
âThatâs a good enough reason for me,â the Chief Magistrate said, âIâm not going to send you to Belle Isle.â âIf you are actively engaged in productive employment, we would like to encourage that,â Browne-Matthias stated.
However, noting that the drug was still illegal in the country, she stated that until the time that the drug was not, sanctions would have to be imposed.
She fined him $250, which was paid by a relative of Timmâs outside the courtroom.(KR)