Police found drugs on a man after his father called them, a court heard yesterday.
Haitian national Judson Pierre, 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of drug possession at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.
According to the prosecution, officers were on patrol near Peter Street when Pierre’s father came out and told them that his son was causing a “problem in the home”.
The officers searched Pierre on suspicion of possession of drugs and firearms and found a bag containing six grams of marijuana in his pocket.
Pierre, speaking through interpreter Charlene Jean, told the court that he smokes marijuana but does not sell it.
He asked the court to give him another chance.
McKinney fined Pierre $350. He will spend three months in prison if the fine is not paid.