Court: 52-Yr-Old Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

August 18, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 18], 52-year-old Paget resident Morris Sousa plead guilty to counts involving the possession of cannabis and cocaine that were intended for supply, and three counts of possessing three different grinders that were fitted for use with the illegal substances.

The Crown Prosecutor told the Magistrate that the drugs and drug equipment were found at Mr Sousa’s Treadway Lane residence following a police search which, in turn, followed a police intervention on Front Street on September 19, 2014 in which the police found several twists in Mr. Sousa’s vehicle.

Through Duty Counsel, Mr Sousa told the Magistrate that he was sick, on medications, and had been unemployed for two years. He said that he did smoke the cannabis in order to help him sleep, finding that it helped him with his medical condition. He told the Magistrate that he did not use cocaine and had only been holding the cocaine for someone else.

The Magistrate ordered reports and granted Mr Sousa bail at $3,000.

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