Editorial Staff
12 months ago

Editorial Staff
12 months ago

Grays Farm man fined 20k for possession of cannabis

A 35-year-old man from Grays Farm has been given until July month end to pay a fine of $20,000 or run the risk of serving one year and six months behind bars.

Police reported today that Akeem Nesbitt and two others were arrested and jointly charged with Possession of two pounds of Cannabis; Importation of Cannabis, and Being concerned about the Supplying of Cannabis.

“The Court heard that on Friday, 24 March 2023, the police and customs were conducting a joint operation at the General Post Office, when they discovered two pounds of cannabis inside a cardboard box. The substance was seized and taken to the police station,” according to a press statement from STRATCOM

Police said further, that when they continued their investigations, the three men were arrested and taken into custody.

“They were taken before the court on Friday 3 March, and the defendant Nesbitt pleaded guilty to the charge of Possession of Cannabis. He was fined $20,000. The other charges against him were withdrawn, as well as those against the other defendants,” the statement read.

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