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May 12, 2014
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Cocaine dealer gets time

A man who pleaded guilty to importing two pounds of cocaine from Trinidad and Tobago was sentenced in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Christopher Commack was fined $200,000 or six months for possession of, $300,000 or six months for dealing in and $350,000 or six months for importing cocaine. He was also sentenced to a mandatory 18 months in prison.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ordered that if the fines are not paid, the sentences are to run concurrently but consecutive to the mandatory 18 months.

The accused, who begged the resident magistrate for mercy, said that he fell on hard times and he was unable to pay his bills.

"Your Honour, I have lost everything, house, car and everything. I was driving a taxi, and I had to sleep in the cab at nights. I can't pay my kids' school fee. What I did was wrong, but I am asking for some leniency," the accused pleaded to RM Pusey prior to being sentenced.

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