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Dealer jailed for two pounds of ganja

A drug dealer who was caught red-handed by police as he cut up marijuana, was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Marvin Joseph, 30, of Linkford Close, off Faith Avenue, changed his plea to guilty, as the investigator in the matter was about to take the stand in the trial before Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain.

According to the prosecutor, ASP Clifford Daxon,

officers on patrol on Linkford Close saw Joseph sitting on a bucket cutting up marijuana.

The officers arrested Joseph and searched the environs and found additional drugs.

The drugs had a combined weight of two pounds and six ounces, Daxon said.

According to Daxon, Joseph had a previous conviction for drug dealing in 2016.

Joseph told the magistrate that he did landscaping prior to his arrest that landed him in prison without bail.

Referring to his previous conviction, Swain said, “You appear not to listen; you keep selling drugs.”

Swain gave Joseph credit for the six months he had spent awaiting trial, so he only has 12 months remaining on his sentence.

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
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