Thursday 17 October, 2019

Baker has 2 months to pay thousands of dollars or do time

A baker found himself in a tough situation yesterday when he appeared before a Bridgetown Court yesterday charged with drug offences.

He is 55- year-old Albert Peter Yearwood of 2nd Avenue Garden Land Country Road St Michael. Yearwood pleaded guilty to cannabis charges of possession, trafficking, cultivation and supply with intent. All offences occurred on January 20, 2018.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant fined him $2000 on the charge of cultivation and convicted, reprimanded and discharged him on the other three. A 12 month alternative sentence was attached to the fine which will take effect if he fails to pay the fine by July 19.

Yearwood, who has one previous drug conviction, ran from his residence on January 20, 2018 when police came to execute a warrant. Inside the house were 11 plants with an estimated street value of $610. It was only when police visited the house again on May 15 that Yearwood was there and owned up.

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