Saturday 5 December, 2020

One held for marijuana, three ticketed for masks

Police are once again reminding citizens that the legal limit for marijuana possession in this country is 30 grammes, or up to four plants. 

The latest reminder comes after a Diego Martin man was held with 73 grammes of the drug - more than double the legal limit. He has since been charged with possession of marijuana, and is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today. 

He was held on Saturday night during a police operation in Cocorite by officers of the Western Division Task Force, led by Sgt Carmona and Cpl Dominique. 

PC Robinson is expected to lay charges in this matter. 

Citizens are also being reminded that they need to properly wear their masks when in public, as three people were issued fixed penalty tickets for failing to wear a covering over their faces. 

Under the Public Health Regulations, anyone caught not wearing a face mask, face shield, face covering in public will be fined $1,000.  

The regulation does not specify a mask but a face covering – which is any covering of any type which covers the nose, mouth and chin. 

Minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh has previously stated that people exercising can use face shields instead of masks. 

There are exemptions for people with medical conditions, children under eight years of age, anyone fleeing from danger or where it is necessary for eating or drinking, among other things.  

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