CHIEF Magistrate Ann McLennan, on Monday December 9, 2019, sentenced a Brazilian Teen to three months in prison and fined him $99,000, for possession of marijuana.
Nathan DeAlmeiba, 19, of Mococa Brazil, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, and, through an interpreter, he pleaded guilty to the charge, when it was read to him.
Particulars of the charge stated that, on November 30, 2019, at Karasabai Village, he had, in his possession, 66.2 grams of cannabis, for the purpose of trafficking.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objection to bail and told the court that, on the day in question, about 08:45 hours, DeAlmeiba was arrested by the toshaos of Karasabai, on the allegation of murder which occurred in Brazil. On ‘arresting’ him, the toshaos contacted the police.
Mansfield added that the police arrived shortly after, a search was conducted on DeAlmeiba and, in his left side pants pocket, and in his pants crotch, two transparent plastic bags were found containing leaves, seeds and stems.
He was arrested and later charged.
Magistrate McLennan, after listening to the Prosecutor, sentenced DeAlmeiba to three months in prison and fined him $99,000.
The Magistrate also ordered that DeAlmeiba be escorted to the nearest port of exit and be deported to Brazil after his period in jail.