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June 12, 2014
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Ice vendor sentenced for cocaine
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man allegedly found in possession of a quantity of cocaine was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with possession of, and dealing in cocaine is 33-year-old ice vendor Rohan Jones.

The Crown alleged that Jones was found in possession of 46 pieces of the drug.

Allegations said on June 4, about 6:20 a.m., police, armed with a search warrant, went to a premises on Sutton Street, downtown Kingston, to conduct a raid.

uncovered the container

Officers entered a room in which the accused is alleged to have identified as being his. Subsequently, it was alleged that officers conducted a search of the room in the presence of Jones.

The search uncovered a dirty white cylindrical plastic container, which had a red cover, from a blue knapsack bag belonging to Jones. Upon opening the container, officers were alleged to have observed white pieces of solid substances resembling cocaine.

Further, upon being cautioned by officers, Jones reportedly told them: "A me one a mind mi two bwoy dem enuh, dem mada nah gi mi nutten. Right now, di one weh yu see a di yard a graduate, and if mi nuh sell di coke him cyah graduate. A di first time dis offica. A man carry me go a St Thomas go buy it, and mi use razor cut it up and sell it."

showed no emotion

"Any reason why you shouldn't go to jail for it?", asked Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey of Jones.

The accused stood mum in court, making no attempt to make an utterance.

"No reason at all?" RM Pusey quizzed. "Okay, nine months for it, you hear my friend? On each count to run concurrently." RM Pusey concluded.

Jaws dropped at how abruptly the sentence was handed down, while the accused man showed little to no emotion as he was carted off by officers.

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