Man gets 3 years for ganja possession

first_img…nabbed with 21 gramsSataka Joseph, a 25-year-old construction worker, opted not to waste the court’s time and entered a guilty plea to a charge of trafficking in narcotics when arraigned on Monday morning before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman.Joseph had been found in possession of 21 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking on November 16, 2017 at America Street in Georgetown.Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves related that, on the day in question, ranks of the Brickdam Police Station were on patrol in the area when they came into contact with the defendant and conducted a search on his person.A quantity of seeds, leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis were found in his front left side pants pocket wrapped in a transparent plastic bag. Arrested and taken into custody, he orally confessed to ownership of the suspected prohibited herb.Given the chance to speak in court, Joseph remained silent and indicated that he did not wish to say anything,Taking all mitigating factors into consideration, Magistrate Latchman imposed on Joseph a fine of $30,000 and a mandatory term of three years in prison.last_img read more