Barbados magistrate says ganja has replaced birthday cakes at parties

Magistrate Douglas Frederick

(Barbados Nation) DRUG USERS who have been caught with what might seem to be small quantities of marijuana are actually helping to fuel the trade in illegal guns.

In addition, said a magistrate yesterday, ganja appears to have taken over from birthday cakes as the important component at parties and fetes.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick made the comments as he dealt with a number of young men who appeared on drug charges in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

Unemployed Romario Aquille Welch, 24, of 1st Avenue, Sealy Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, confessed to having cannabis and a scale for weighing the drug – an apparatus – on Sunday. He was caught as he was sitting on a block in Gilkes Road, St Michael. He had six grammes worth $30.

He said he was selling the weed after succumbing to “peer pressure”.

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