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Hamilton Parish man admits drugs charge

A 35-year-old Hamilton Parish man who admitted possessing cannabis has been ordered to observe Drug Treatment Court.

Kareem Hollis was found with 20.02 grams of the drug at his home on April 6 and he pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of a controlled drug in Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The court heard that police officers were executing a search warrant when the defendant approached them and put his hand in his right pocket.

Upon searching Hollis, they found a clear plastic bag containing three smaller bags of plant material in his right hand.

Despite Hollis asking for a fine so that he could put the matter behind him and “go home”, senior magistrate Juan Wolffe instructed him to observe Drug Treatment Court for three sessions.

He also ordered a drug assessment, granting Hollis $1,000 bail.

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