Man fined for possessing cannabis


A 33-year-old man was yesterday fined $400 for possessing 7.83g of cannabis and $150 for possession of a grinder.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Joshua Stovell, whose mother is Bermudian but who lives in Connecticut, was stopped at a police speed checkpoint on Middle Road, Warwick, near Morgan’s Road.

Officers smelled cannabis inside his vehicle and found a herb grinder that later proved to have traces of cannabis on it.

The offence happened on January 7 last year.

Stovell told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he was sorry he had more than the permitted amount of 7 grams of cannabis.

Criminal sanctions for possession of 7g or less of cannabis were removed from the law books last year.

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