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Woman guilty of cannabis possession

A Hamilton Parish woman admitted possessing cannabis with a street value of more than $20,000 when she appeared in Magistrates' Court yesterday.

Maxine Simmons, 59, pleaded guilty to possessing 409 grams of the drug with intent to supply in Hamilton Parish on July 7 last year.

She also admitted possessing two digital scales and a pair of scissors, which were fit and intended for the misuse of a controlled drug, on the same date.

At a previous court appearance on December 16, Simmons had pleaded not guilty and was bailed pending trial.

Prosecutor Larissa Burgess told the court yesterday that the cannabis and drug equipment were seized after a search warrant was executed at Simmons' property.

The court heard that police officers found a white plastic bag containing plant material in the eastern bedroom, and the scales and scissors in the western bedroom.

Ms Burgess added that both the scales and the scissors had cannabis residue on them and that the drug would have had a street value of $20,450 if sold in $25 bags.

Magistrate Archibald Warner ordered a social inquiry report and set the matter for continuation on May 15.

Magistrates Court (photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated March 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm)

Woman guilty of cannabis possession

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