Teen held with ganja in front of school

- gets fine, community service

A teen was yesterday fined $50,000 and ordered to perform community service after he admitted to being found with marijuana in front of the East Ruimveldt Secondary School.

Junior Sears, 18, of Tucville, pleaded guilty to a possession of narcotics charge read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown.

The court heard that on December 12, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Sears had in his possession three grammes of cannabis.

According to Prosecutor Deniro Jones, on the day in question at about 2 pm, police, acting on information received, went to the East Ruimveldt Secondary School and saw Sears sitting on a stand located in front the school.

Jones said a search subsequently uncovered a blue plastic bag with leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis in his right side pants pocket, resulting in his arrest.

“My worship, they found it in my left pocket not the right one and is my first time in court for anything,” Sears, told the court yesterday.

Magistrate McLennan subsequently fined him $50,000 and also imposed four weeks of community service, which is to be performed three times every week until the completion of the sentence.