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Fined 15,000 for over $49,000 worth of cannabis

  • Written by  The Grenada Informer

Not many police officers are happy with the sentence handed down to some drug convicts. 

They feel that an accused with more than one conviction, especially those caught with huge quantities should be given a custodial sentence.

This observation came against the backdrop of a drug matter in Grenville last Friday in which Miguel Milkson of Good Hope, St George’s was fined $15,000 to be paid by the end of December and should he fail to comply he would serve one year behind bars. He was also given a two-year suspended sentence and should he be charged with any offence within the next two years he automatically goes to prison for two years. 

The accused walked out the Grenville Magistrate Court, reunited with two awaiting members of his family after being fined for trafficking in a controlled drug, marijuana, which amounted to 22 pounds and according to the prosecutor carried a street value of $49,000.

 Richie Maitland represented the accused and had asked the court not to impose a custodial sentence on him taking into consideration that he is 34 years of age, a self-employed electrician father of two children among other things. However the prosecutor told the court that the accused was fined ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand dollars in two different courts in 2008, it was also revealed that he had pending matters in St George’s while the court in St George’s had fined him $45,000 sometime last year for an offense of a similar nature. 

It is understood that he has since paid five thousand on the forty-five thousand and has a balance of forty thousand. One of his relative on the downstairs of the magistrate court who embraced him after his trial said “they want to see you go to jail but they lie; God is good.

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