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Elderly man charged for drug trafficking

A 63-year-old disabled man, Onofro Myvett is lucky to be out of police lock-up after being dragged to court on a single charge of drug trafficking.

A 63-year-old disabled man, Onofro Myvett is lucky to be out of police lock-up after being dragged to court on a single charge of drug trafficking.  90 grams of cannabis was found hidden under a washbasin inside his bathroom at his Gardenia home yesterday. This morning Myvette appeared before Magistrate, Emmerson Banner in Court. In court, he was unrepresented and told Magistrate Banner that he had no intention of supplying the drugs and it was for medical purposes as he suffered a stroke. Magistrate Banner fined him $600 plus a $5.00 cost of court fine of which he has been given until March 31 to pay in default five months imprisonment. The elderly man has two previous convictions for drugs but due to his age and present condition, he was not confined to a prison term. He had an outstanding bill of $2,000 stemming from a guilty plea back in 2005 for drug trafficking where he had pleaded guilty to possession. Today he was ordered to pay half to that old bill, which was $1,000.