Corriette family of Laudat jointly charged for possession of Cannabis and ammunition

first_imgLocalNews Corriette family of Laudat jointly charged for possession of Cannabis and ammunition by: – August 25, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 63 Views   no discussions Photo credit: cannabis-pictures.comA Laudat family of four has been jointly charged on three charges of possession of Cannabis, cultivation of Cannabis and possession of ammunition.Twenty-two year old Randy Justin Corriette, twenty year old Ronnie Mickelle Corriette, seventy-one year old Peter Corriette and fifty-one year old Jacqueline Corriette were brought before Magistrate Evelina Baptiste where the charges were read to them.Randy Justin Corriette pleaded guilty to all three charges, while his brother, father and mother all pleaded not guilty.The facts of the case presented to the Court by Police Prosecutor Corporal Toussaint indicates that a search warrant was executed by Woman Police Constable Luke L on the home of the Defendants at 5:30am on the 24th of August where four clear plastic bags with what appeared to be Cannabis, one live round of .32 ammunition, and twenty-seven trees of what appeared to be Cannabis plants about thirty feet from the house were seized.Woman Police Constable Luke L questioned the Defendant regarding the contents of his search and he replied, “Seeds that there man, marijuana seeds” referring to the four clear plastic bags.The Defendant’s Counsel; Kondwani Williams, in pleading to the Court on his behalf said his client had found himself in a very unfortunate situation.According to Mr Williams’ submission to the Court; the Defendant is employed with the Rain Forest Aerial Tram as a lift operator but is unable to earn any form of remuneration from his employer as they are closed due to the down time in the tourist season.Williams also highlighted that his client has co-operated fully with the police, accepts responsibility for his wrongful actions, is very apologetic for having put his family through this ordeal and the intended purpose of the live round of point 32 ammunition was to make a pendant for his gold chain. He therefore pleaded with the Court to be lenient with the Defendant and give him a second chance so that he could look beyond his predicament.Magistrate Evelina Baptiste in sentencing the Defendant informed him that she had considered all factors; those in his favor as well as those not in your favor, those being his guilty plea and no previous offenses.Mr Corriette was sentenced to pay $3750.00 by February 28th, 2012 or in default spend one year imprisonment on the charge of possession of ammunition.On the charge of possession of Cannabis he was ordered to pay $1200.00 by February 28th, 2012 or in default could face five months imprisonment, and on the charge of cultivation of Cannabis he was ordered to pay $25, 000.00 or in default spend nine months imprisonment.The Police Prosecutor did not present any evidence against Ronnie Corriette, Peter Corriette and Jacqueline Corriette therefore Magistrate Baptiste informed them that the matters filed against them have been dismissed for want of prosecution.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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