Six months jail for homeless man found with cocaine

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A 29-year-old homeless man will be spending the next six months behind bars, after he confessed to a cocaine trafficking charge on Friday.

Tony Singh, called ‘Lil Boy’ who the police say has no fixed place of abode, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Singh admitted that on August 10, at Bourda Street, Georgetown, he had 3.9 grams of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.

According to police prosecutor Christopher Morris, Singh was arrested during a raid exercise at a known drug block at Bourda.

When searched, officers found one cigarette pack stashed in Singh’s pants crotch. Inside the pack was a quantity of cocaine.

The unrepresented man told the court that he is the owner of the cocaine which he “smokes.”

In response, Magistrate Daly told Singh, “You need rehabilitation, that’s what you need.”

She fined Singh $30,000 with a default sentence of six months.

The unemployed man opted to serve the sentence since he does not have the money to pay the fine.

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