Jimmy John Joseph was arrested during a routine police patrol in the Ti Rocher area on January 23, 2013.
Joseph was said to have aroused the suspicion of SPC E Deterville who asked him permission to conduct a search on his person. Permission was granted.
The search turned up a pair of scissors in a back pocket. Joseph was then cautioned and informed that it was a felony to have the scissors in his possession. To this he replied: “I does have my scissors to chop my weed, cuz every morning I does smoke a spliff before I go to work.”
In sentencing Joseph, Magistrate Michelle Louis stated that not only was it a crime to have the scissors in his possession, but he was open about its use in another illegal activity.
Louis imposed a fine of $400 to be paid by February 28, 2013 or in default spend 30 days in prison.