Man to get help for cocaine addiction


February 26, 2016

A man got one step closer to obtaining assistance for his cocaine addiction when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine last year after being found with less than an ounce of cocaine.

Alvin Brown, who had previously pleaded guilty and admitted to a cocaine addiction, had requested that Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey help him seek help for his addiction.

Brown's sister appeared in court on Tuesday to make the case for her brother to be released to a drug-treatment facility.

The accused, who is currently in custody, will appear in the drug court on March 2.

Brown is expected to tell the court, at that time, that he will be prepared to meet the requirements of the drug-treatment facility.

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