A 33-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will be able to call HMP Dodds his home for the next six months.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the sentence on Kenneth Kelvin Bowen today after he pleaded guilty to having cocaine paraphernalia in his possession yesterday.
Police were on duty along Aquatic Gap, Bay Street, the City, when they saw Bowen riding a bicycle. However, when he spotted the lawmen, Bowen quickly got off the bike and hid behind some hedges.
This arose the suspicion of the officers who eventually caught up with Bowen and requested a search, which uncovered a bottle with residue, suspected to be cocaine, inside.
“I just smoke with that . . . . Give me a chance,” Bowen allegedly told police when asked to provide an explanation.
Today, he admitted before Frederick that he had a drug addiction, but said he wanted bail.
However, Frederick advised Bowen to “try and rehabilitate yourself and use the time wisely,” as he imposed the jail time.