Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Tobago singer out on bond for weed possession

Police are once again reminding citizens that current legislation for marijuana possession only allows persons to have up to 30 grammes, and up to four marijuana plants per household. 

The latest reminder comes after 30-year-old singer, Anthony Bacchus was placed on a bond to keep the peace for allegedly being in possession of 84 grammes of marijuana. 

Bacchus, of Zion Hill, Belle Garden, Tobago, appeared before the Scarborough’s Magistrates’ Court on Monday for being in possession of 54 grammes more than the legal limit. 

He plead guilty to the offence, and after a plea of mitigation, he was placed on a bond of $20,000 to keep the peace for two years. 

This means that, if he is held for any other offences within this time period, in addition to that offence, this matter will be recalled before the courts, and he will have to pay the bond or its custodial default. 

Bacchus was held on Sunday morning after police executed a search warrant at his house. 
The drugs were found in three brown paper bags which had been placed in his fridge. 

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