Fines or confinement for three offenders convicted in St. John’s Magistrates Court on larceny or drug charges

Three people were recently convicted in the St. John’s Magistrates Court on varying charges, including possession of cocaine.

Ramone “Rusky” Thomas of Grays Farm appeared before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke on a charge of building break-in and larceny, and was sentenced to eight months at His Majesty’s Prison after pleading guilty.

He had been caught red-handed breaking into the downtown business.

Thomas also appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh for another similar offence – during which he stole food items from a businessman – and received jail time.

Both sentences will run consecutively.

Meanwhile, Oliver Braithwaite appeared before Magistrate Clarke on a charge of possession of cannabis and pleaded guilty to the offence. He was fined $900, payable by October 31; in default, he will spend six weeks in prison.

On the other hand, Kaelyam Braithwaite pleaded guilty to possession of crack/cocaine before Magistrate Clarke. He was convicted and fined $700, which also has to be paid by the end of October, or he will spend six weeks in prison.