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Man fined for drug possession

A Devonshire man has been fined $1,600 after being caught with cannabis, cannabis resin and cocaine.

Malik Outerbridge, 44, was stopped in Pembroke at 5.31pm on February 7, after police officers spotted that he was carrying something in his hand and grew suspicious.

Upon opening his hand, the defendant from Cedar Park Road revealed two clear bags with plant material in them.

The officers then performed a further search on Outerbridge and discovered a tin of mints in his jacket pocket, which contained a brown paper twist with a substance which looked like cocaine.

After being seized and analysed, the three bags were found to contain cannabis (28 grams), cannabis resin (0.11 grams) and cocaine (0.86 grams).

In Magistrates’ Court, the defendant, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs and asked for lenience as they were for his personal use only.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Outerbridge a total of $1,600 — $300 each for the cannabis and cannabis resin, and $1,000 for the cocaine.

He ordered the defendant to pay the fine in full by October 7, or face 100 days in prison in default.

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