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Man threw away cannabis after being stopped by police

A Devonshire man caught trying to throw away cannabis during a traffic stop was given a conditional discharge.

Marshall Wolffe, 22, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to possessing cannabis in an incident on May 23 this year.

Prosecutor Susan Mulligan told the court that at around 2.30pm that day, police were on mobile patrol when they saw Wolffe riding a motorcycle along Angle Street.

They followed the vehicle onto Union Street and then King Street, where they signalled for the motorcycle to pull over.

The officers then saw Wolffe reach into his pocket and throw a bright green object into a grassy area before stopping.

A search of the area revealed a bright green bag containing 0.48 grammes of cannabis.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said yesterday that Wolffe seemed to be intelligent, but being caught with cannabis less than a year after being convicted for cocaine possession was by no means intelligent.

He sentenced Wolffe to a 12-month conditional discharge, warning the defendant that if he appears before the court in the next year the discharge could become a conviction.

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Published July 26, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated July 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm)

Man threw away cannabis after being stopped by police

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