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Man given five months in jail for crack cocaine offences

A man was sentenced to a total of five months in jail yesterday after he admitted possession of $800 worth of crack cocaine with intent to supply.

Magistrates’ Court heard that police stopped Delun Fishenden, 22, on Southside Road, St George’s after he was spotted speeding.

Fishenden got off the motorbike but ran into bushes in an attempt to escape from police.

He headed along Southside Road and tried to throw a backpack into the water, but the bag landed in a hedge.

Police caught Fishenden in St David’s and later recovered the bag, which had two digital scales, several twist bags filled with an off-white substance and about $55 in Bermudian and US banknotes inside.

Officers asked Fishenden what was in the bag and he said “an eight-ball, two scales and my tips”.

The substances in the plastic bags were analysed and found to be 2.49 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $800.

The scales were also found to have traces of cocaine on them.

The incident happened on August 27 last year.

Fishenden, who has been in custody since the arrest, was charged with drug possession with intent to supply and two counts of possession of drug equipment.

He admitted both drug equipment offences last Tuesday.

Yanique Gardener-Brown, for the Crown, asked for Fishenden to be sentenced to three months imprisonment on the possession with intent to supply charge and one month in jail for each drug equipment charge.

But she asked for concurrent sentences and for the defendant’s time in custody to be taken into consideration.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson sentenced Fishenden in line with Ms Gardener-Brown’s request, with the five months to be concurrent and include time served.

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