Thursday, December 14, 2017

Two jailed for cocaine


going to court: Janice Wilson, right, is escorted to the San Fernando Magistrates' Court yesterday. —Photo: INNIS FRANCIS

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FORMER nursing assistant Janice Wilson was jailed yesterday after pleading guilty to having cocaine.

Her co-accused, Winford Joseph, was also sent to prison.

Both appeared before San Fernando Fourth Court Magistrate Alicia Chankar, charged with having .29 grammes of cocaine when arrested at Pointe-a-Pierre on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Sgt Russell Ramoutar said PC Quiton Cupid was on patrol when he saw Joseph, 51, walk towards Wilson, 57, and hand her something.

Wilson was searched by the officers and they found the drugs in a pocket.

Joseph told Chankar he had a disability. The magistrate replied, "Possession is probably why you have a disability."

Wilson begged the magistrate for "ah lil chance".

She told Chankar she is now a cleaner at a bakery and that was the reason she appeared untidy.

They were both sentenced to 30 days with hard labour.

Chankar said, "I am giving you a chance to dry out and rethink where you going next."