By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A MAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday after admitting to having $396,000 worth of marijuana in his home.
The drugs were found during a police search last week.
Kevin Rolle, 25, of Munnings Drive, represented by Tonique Lewis, stood before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on a charge of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
Rolle’s co-accused in this matter were Donovan Taylor, 25, Wilson Capita, 31, Jesson Cela, 28, Garret Bain, 27, Deangelo Wright, 31, and Bosfield Butler, 35.
According to police reports at around 1.30pm on January 8, officers acting on a search warrant, entered Rolle’s residence. In one of his bedrooms authorities uncovered 15 crocus sacks containing a suspicious grassy-like substance. An analysis of the seized drugs confirmed it to be Indian hemp with a collective weight of 369lbs and an estimated street value of $396,000.
In a subsequent police interview, Rolle admitted ownership of the drugs.
In court, Rolle pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the facts stated in his case. With Rolle admitting to the offence and his remaining co-accused pleading not guilty, the charges against them were withdrawn.
His attorney stated that her young client is a father and did the honourable thing by admitting to the crime from the onset. She further said that the accused had seen the error of his ways before explaining that he found himself in…
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