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Four Arraigned On Drugs Charges

By DANA SMITH

Tribune Staff Reporter

dsmith@tribunemedia.net

FOUR people including a 63-year-old man were arraigned on drug charges before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday.

Edwin Wilson, 28, of Hillside Street, appeared in connection with an incident on Saturday, October 13.

It is alleged that while at Woodes Rodgers Wharf, he was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Prosecutor Sgt Audrey Deveaux told the court that on that day, officers received “certain information”, and acting on that information, found Wilson at the Wharf and conducted a search.

She said officers found a silver package in his right pocket containing an estimated one gram of the drug.

Wilson plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced by Magistrate Gomez to undergo counselling and random drug testing at the Community Counselling Centre.

Twenty-year-old Roshanda Curry of Thompson Lane appeared before the court in connection with an incident that occurred on Wednesday, October 10.

It is alleged that while in New Providence, she was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

According to Sgt Deveaux, the drug was found in the defendant’s handbag.

Curry plead guilty and took a moment to apologise to the court.

“I’m sorry for the offence. I know that what I did was wrong,” she said. “I’m sorry for wasting the court’s time. And I don’t want to experience this again.”

Curry added that she knows “it’s a dangerous thing to do,” and she never wants to “go through this again.”

Chief Magistrate Gomez told Curry she sounded sincere, and told her: “I never want to see you in court again.”

He sentenced her to counselling and drug testing at the Community Counselling Centre.

But, after Curry informed him she is a Freeport native and is leaving New Providence at the end of the week, Chief Magistrate Gomez told her he would refer her to a counselling centre in Freeport.

Ashleigh Seymour, 24, of Patrice Drive in Bamboo Town, also appeared in court.

It is alleged that on Friday, October 12, while at Cumberland Street, Seymour was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana.

He plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced by Chief Magistrate Gomez to undergo counselling and drug testing at the Community Counselling Centre.

Leslie Brown, 63, appeared in court on a cocaine charge.

It is alleged that on Tuesday, October 16, he was found in possession of a quantity of the drug.

Brown plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to either pay a fine of $300 or spend two weeks in prison.

The Chief Magistrate told him he has until tomorrow to make a choice.

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