A 51-year-old man, who was caught with $90 worth of cannabis in his possession, has been convicted, reprimanded and discharged for committing the offences.
When Clyde Devere Williams, of no fixed place of abode, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick he pleaded guilty to having the illegal drug in his possession on March 12, but denied having possession with intent to supply and possession with intent to traffic.
The prosecutor however objected to his bail on the basis that he had no fixed address and as such the Crown would find it difficult to locate him if he absconds.
However, Williams told the magistrate he lived behind Codington College, but was unable to get anyone in court to verify his claim.
He later changed his plea to guilty on all three counts, telling Frederick that he uses the substance for medical purposes.
“I use it to get these cuts to heal. I does boil and drink it,” Williams said, as he pointed to a number of abrasions near his right elbow.
“I am also Rastafarian by religion from the time I was going to school,” he added.