Remand prisoner with cannabis in cell sentenced to year in prisonPosted by On

By Latrishka Thomas

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in prison after cannabis was found in his cell while he was on remand.

The drugs were found during a search of Ian Francis’ cell at around 11am on Wednesday.

A report was subsequently made to the police’s narcotics department who went to the scene. The drugs, contained in a transparent bag, were handed to the officer in the presence of the defendant and examined.

The officer told the defendant that he suspected the substance to be his and Francis admitted to that, saying “yes I own it”.

The young man was arrested and the drugs, upon being weighed in his presence, amounted to 186 grams which carries a street value of $1,860.

The defendant was charged with unlawful possession of the weed and intent to transfer same.

He admitted to possession yesterday but said he did not intend to give the drugs to another person.

He was therefore sentenced for possession by Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh but the charge of…

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