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Men fined for cannabis


NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Men fined for cannabis

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TWO MEN APPEARED in the Oistins Magistrates Court today charged with a number of drug offences following operations by the police drug squad and special services unit this morning.
In the first case Damian Ricardo Talma, a 35-year-old university student of Dacosta Drive, Lodge Hill, St Michael, was arrested and charged as a result of a warrant executed at his residence.
Twenty-two cannabis plants were discovered and seized.
He pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation.
For the charge of possession, he was fined $20 000 on or before December 19, 2014 or two years in prison.  He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges.
In a separate case, 25-year-old Damian Allan McCarthy, of Dacosta Drive, Rock Hall, St Philip, was also arrested and charged with the same offences following the execution of a warrant at his residence
Seventeen cannabis plants were discovered and seized.
He also pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined $5 000 on or before September 19, 2014 or 9 months in prison for possession.  
He was convicted, reprimanded and discharged on the remaining charges. (PR/NB)

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