Bus driver fined $800

A bus driver arrested with slightly more than a pound of marijuana paid an $800 fine yesterday to avoid spending four months in prison.

Charles Williams, 29, of Yamacraw Drive, pleaded guilty to drug possession with intent to supply at his arraignment before Magistrate Samuel McKinney on May 22.

Police arrested Williams after they found the drugs in a grey jacket that was inside a locked Honda Accord at Trinidad Avenue in Elizabeth Estates, the prosecutor, Sergeant Bridgette Strapp said.

Officers opened the car after getting a key from a second defendant, Israel Williams, 54, of Trinidad Avenue, Strapp said. The prosecution withdrew the charges against him following Charles Williams’ plea.

In his plea in mitigation, Nathan Smith said that the young father had developed a drug habit.

He asked the court to give Williams the chance to “right his course.”

Appearing the same court was Luther Lundy.

Police arrested the 46-year-old of Gleniston Gardens in Pastel Gardens on May 21.

Officers stopped Lundy’s car after they saw him behaving in a suspicious manner, the court heard.

The officers searched Lundy and his vehicle. They arrested him after finding one gram of cocaine, worth $20, in his wallet.

Lundy’s lawyer Devard Williams said that he worked in the processing plant at Bamboo Shack.

He said that Lundy had lost two brothers in a short period.

McKinney accepted Lundy’s guilty plea but did not record a conviction.

Lundy was bound over to keep the peace for a year.

If he gets into trouble during this period, he will be fined $500 to avoid spending three months in prison.

McKinney said that Lundy could seek drug treatment on his own.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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