“I was coming home from work when I saw the bag of weed on the ground so I decided to pick it up,” were the words of a fish cleaner who pleaded guilty to a charge of trafficking marijuana.

Darren Sears, 26, pleaded guilty with explanation to the change which stated that on June 25, 2019, at Hunter Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, he had in his possession 20 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Sears in his explanation to the court stated “I does clean fish and the salary low and sometimes I don’t get no salary. The night I was going home when I saw the weed and pick it up so I decided to tek a chance with the weed.”

Sears added that shortly after finding the marijuana, police ranks on mobile patrol stopped him, carried out a search, and found the narcotics in his possession.

Hence he was arrested and taken to the station.

“I get a 15-year-old girlfriend,” he said before adding, “No wait, wait she’s 16; she reach the age of consent.”

The magistrate, after listening to Sears, sentenced him to two years in prison, citing the fact that he used the first opportunity to plead guilty.


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