Dennery man has to find $18,000 for growing marijuana in his yard

Dennery man has to find $18,000 for growing marijuana in his yard

A man from La Caye, Dennery was given a year to pay $18,000 or face jail time, in connection with a drug bust at his home last week.

Coran Joseph, 38, was slapped with the charges of cultivation of a controlled drugs and possession with intent to supply drugs after officers from the Richfond Police Station discovered 60 fully grown marijuana plants in his back yard on the morning of Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Joseph pleaded guilty to both charges when he appeared in the Dennery Magistrate’s Court last Friday.

He was fined $18,000 to be paid in a year or spend six months in jail for the cultivation charge, and was warned for the possession with intent to supply to another charge.

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  1. was that seed from man or god I don't support the smoking but its gods plants its medicine

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  2. It's time our people stop this crap.fast money fast jail time.you not going to jail for planting yams/plantains etc.lol.I make nuff money selling food.just slower cash
    flow but no police na look for me.lol
    everyone on the fast lane now with no positive plan.fast money to keep the bootys happy.keep being a jackass young men.lol

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  3. LET'S HOPE THAT HE CAN GROW AND SELL $18000 WORTH OF WEED DURING THE YEAR TO PAY OFF HIS FINE WHILST MAKING SURE THAT HE IS NOT BUSTED AGAIN.

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  4. Youngmen all over this country are now saying that,they are smoking this thing to burn their minds.I used to support the dicriminalisation but,not anymore.To hell with this none-sense and all forms of smoking isn't acceptable to the human health.What,smoke thee herb has done for our yutes in this country?Are they being better citizens when they've smoking it and with a guinness?They are bursting gun shots when they get high.So,dicriminalising tell these rastas go to their lost world with that.You are burning your mind to do what?Crazy vibes!In the 70's,80's we never made such comments on thee blocked after smoking a joom-bar.

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  5. Why did he plead guilty to the second charge of intent to supply? He was growing some plants. They were not in packages for sale.

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    • i does be saying di same thing. Intent to supply my foot!!!!thats pure shate! Y'all know if di man had his thing there for himself?

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  6. Gasa just grow more ...and not in ur back yard ffs....and stop telling ppl u have it...jah man

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    • almost everyone will take the 6 month in jail because who earn 100 $ on a daily basis??
      in other words: the little criminal have to go for jail, the big ones pay the fine.

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  7. someone kills another person and get 10K bond and da herb man get dat shit - that's why dis cuntry is up da shitta...

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  8. This is no crime. If they found me with a gun they would charge me $2,500.00. A gun, that maybe I have taken a life with.The symbol of justice is the BALANCE. A SCALE. The weights of justice is not balanced.YOU and I must definitely stop being yellow or red. Tell them, weather they are In or Out, stop playing the ass. Sorry I meant mass.

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  9. So mate eh kno 6 months iz 3 months in jail ! Gud behaviour 2 months , I guess he must be watchin his woman *ss !

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  10. Decriminalise the herb! Why do we have to please other countries, we haven't got any say in amending their laws? Our economy is in shambles, at least let the farmers feed their families. Have any of these so called leaders spent a day without any food to eat?
    The Caribbean islands grow one of the best natural grades in the world. Shouldn't we be supplying pharmaceutical companies all over the world? The rest of the world leaders are taking our leaders for puppets on strings.
    Can you imagine in this modern era we are governed by some colonial laws? For example, you are not allowed to play (taboo) the drum by the roadside in St. Lucia.

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  11. so thats news?
    just so?...choops tan.. go deal with the hardcore criminals that killing ppl everyday...

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  12. Oh , and they have bulla man all over the place nutting for that . bulling is a crime too . but the herb is crime.

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  13. It is high time some of these magistrates be made to understand the process of charging or fining an individual according to a crime. AND YOU SILLY LAWYERS & MAGISTRATES DON,T THINK I DON,T UNDERSTAND HOW AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED AND FINED.I don't support the gentleman in growing marijuana, but come on Mr. Magistrate. The problem with our Magistrates and Lawyers is that they came straight from school and are not made to practice or serve as apprentices, rather they are called straight to the Bar Association. Our Judicial Crew don't understand they dealing with peoples lives, freedom and reputation with the key words innocent until proven guilty. Some of our Judges,Magistrates, Lawyers and Policemen need to watch simple shows like DRUGS INC.on National Geographic and True TV Channels to learn basics. Even Judge Judy etc would be an example for viewing. For example every-time i hear a police personnel say someone was arrested with a DRIED GREEN SUBSTANCE SUSPECTED TO BE CANNABIS OR WHITE POWDERY SUBSTANCE SUSPECTED TO BE COCAINE I get pissed, SUSPECTED TO BE MY FOOT, Where are the police test kits and solutions. And Lawyers and Magistrates listen and Judge I am sick of major crimes such as rapes, gun possession,and cocaine smuggling etc being looked at small crimes when indeed they are not. Our system need to be reviewed and amended. ST LUCIAN'S NEED TO START LEARNING TO SUE THE JUDGES AND LAWYERS FOR MAL-PRACTICE AND EXCESSIVE USE IN JUDGEMENT. Let us not sit and just do nothing. Magistrates, Lawyers, Judges and Policemen are not always right. In concluding i think $18,000 is too steep. A Good Magistrate or Judge would have impose a more meaningful sentence like six months of farming at Bordelais enabling the individual to develop his farming skills with time instead of just sitting in jail doing nothing or some productive community service in landscaping etc.Why not give our law breakers the opportunity to develop and change for the better instead of castrating. When I was growing up the best Tailors, Shoemakers, Barbers, Carpenters and grounds men came from the prisons. I did enjoy good old prison bread. What can we say about people when the come from prison today, that they are the best WHAT!!!!.

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  14. the police force is a failure thats why they must go after the soft targets! when all fails bring back the war on drugs!

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    • They won't go after the hard target because the hard targets have them on their payroll

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  15. These magistrates seriously out of touch, that kind of charge is in itself the real criminal act here....this will not be paid so this is another person to befed by us in bordelais. With this high unemployment rate these people will push the affected class to revolt against the system.

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  16. St. Lucia is a cowardly country, they cling to old laws and sit on the fence waiting to be the last to change. I can't stand cowards who pretend to be about lawful intentions, the cops want to be the ones dealing the marijuana, so they punish innocent farmers of weed. Very ugly. It's a type of extortion.

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  17. What a load of bull crap.Killers walking free and innocent people getting the dirty end if the stick!

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  18. 60 plants/18000.-EC = 300 EC for each planted ganja plant,whow !
    comparison:
    how is the charge for a illegal gun ?

    St.Lucian law system,you just can shake your head and wonder what is the bigger danger.

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  19. While the world is coming to accept marijuana we are going backwards, seems only drug cases get prosecuted speedily in St.Lucia

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  20. I taking six month...saloptaye...there have more shit to deal with than a ma growing medicine

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