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Officer Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession Charge

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A law enforcement officer pled guilty in Magistrates Court yesterday to a charge of possession of dangerous drugs.

Policeman George Lafluer appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

On Thursday, the 36-year-old of St Vincent Road was arrested after being found with marijuana weighing one gramme.

Lafluer told the magistrate that he’d smoked the drugs 20 years ago but when he found out he’d gotten a job on the Royal Bahamas Police Force, he’d given up substance abuse until the stress of the job got to him.

Magistrate Forbes accepted Lafluer’s guilty plea but conditionally discharged him after taking into account that it was the officer’s first run-in with the law and he had not wasted the courts time.

However, Lafleur was ordered to attend counselling at Dr Wayne Thompson’s clinic and stay clean until his next Magistrates Court appearance on January 18, 2016.

If these conditions are not complied with, the 36-year-old will serve six months imprisonment at the Department of Correctional Services.

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