A man arrested after police discovered marijuana with a street value of $137,000 in the trunk of his car could avoid spending any time in prison, if he pays a $100,000 fine in two months.
Terrance Brown, 50, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
Acting on information, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit stopped Brown’s car near the Coral Harbour roundabout on April 1, 2019. While searching the car, they found three crocus sacks containing marijuana inside the trunk.
After the discovery, Brown said, “Officers, you got me.”
Brown’s lawyer, Jomo Campbell, asked the court not to impose a prison sentence, but to allow Brown to literally pay his debt to society.
Up to that point, Brown had no other convictions.
Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes gave Brown the option of paying a fine of $100,000 to avoid spending three years in prison.
Brown paid $15,000 toward the sum immediately and the balance is due by July 31.
Inspector Timothy Bain prosecuted.