Nineteen year old Darwin Prado, a construction worker of Marage Road, Ladyville, charged with drug trafficking for two hundred and thirty four grams of cannabis, was fined ten thousand dollars today by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser after he pled guilty to the charge. Prado was given until September 30 to pay. If he defaults on payment he will serve three years. Just after five o’clock on May 6, the police were on mobile patrol on Marage Road when they saw two persons riding on bicycles coming towards them. One of the men who had a school bag on his back turned around and sped off when he saw the police vehicle. The police told him to stop and he complied. When the police searched his school bag they found a plastic bag which contained cannabis.
Twenty-seven year old Carlos Coronado, a construction worker of Raccoon Street, was charged with drug trafficking when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Coronado wanted to plead guilty to the lesser charge of possession but he was informed that the prosecution was not in a position to accept it. He was not offered bail because he owes the court four hundred and ten dollars, money which he said he was not in a position to pay. As a result, a warrant was made out for him to serve four months imprisonment. The bust occurred on May 7. The police reported that they were on mobile patrol on Armadillo Street when their attention was drawn to Coronado who was walking on Armadillo Street with a container in his hand and was acting suspicious. The police said that when they searched the container they found two hundred and thirty two point two grams of cannabis. Coronado is to return to court on July 7.