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Two men fined in Magistrates’ Court for having cannabis

Two men received substantial fines in Magistrates' Court after being caught with cannabis in unrelated matters.

Bernell Adams, 47, of Footbridge Lane, Pembroke, admitted possessing the drug on April 21.

Meanwhile Kyle Lightbourne, of Valley Road, Paget, pleaded guilty to possessing the drug on May 17.

Crown counsel Tawana Tannock said Adams was approached by uniformed police while he was walking along North Shore Road, Devonshire at 10.30pm.

Adams appeared nervous, and police searched him after noticing an odour of cannabis on his clothing.

They found two twists containing plant matter in his shirt pocket, plus a further two hand-rolled cigarettes and a paper twist in his back pants pocket.

When questioned, Adams replied: “It's herb, sir.”

An analyst determined it to be 13.3 grams of the drug.

Mr Warner fined Adams $1,000, to be paid by September 16. Lightbourne, 20, was caught with the drug in a Smith's residence.

The court heard that officers went to a Cameron Close apartment at 3pm on May 17 to arrest Lightbourne for another offence.

A police dog took interest in a jewellery box that held two twists of plant matter.

The substance was later found to be 0.5 grams of cannabis.

Lightbourne was fined $1,000, and given one month to pay, with three months' imprisonment in default.

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Published August 17, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 17, 2011 at 10:06 am)

Two men fined in Magistrates’ Court for having cannabis

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