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March 27, 2014
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Labourer faces court for smoking
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

A man who casually stood by the roadside smoking a cigarette in the presence of the police will know his fate on June 30, when he is to reappear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court.

Charged with smoking tobacco in a public place is Victor Hudson, a labourer, of a Kingston address.

When Hudson appeared in court before Resident Magistrate Ann-Marie Nembhard, he pleaded not guilty and was bound over to return.

Allegations are that last week the accused was spotted by police personnel along King Street in Spanish Town casually smoking a cigarette.

It was reported that the police accosted Hudson and the accused dropped the cigarette.

The cigarette was retrieved and he was subsequently charged.

He is the first person from St Catherine to be charged since the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations came into effect.

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