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‘I’m unemployed with three kids’- man found with drugs tells court

- Eversely Barker to be sentenced on December 9, 2019
Eversely Barker, who was caught with a quantity of cocaine and cannabis, wants the Magistrate's Court to be lenient on him during his sentencing because he is currently unemployed and has three children to maintain. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man caught with a quantity of cocaine and cannabis wants the court to be lenient on him during his sentencing because he is currently unemployed and has three children to maintain.

Eversely Barker changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on two of the four charges brought against him at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

He pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin.

Barker then entered not guilty pleas to possession with intent to supply on both charges.

He was caught with 25.6 grams of cocaine and 13.6 grams of cannabis at Sage Mountain on August 3, 2018.

Barker also had the sum of $126 on his person during his run-in with the law, but no forfeiture was done with respect to it, and the funds would be returned to him.

The Prosecutor also withdrew the charges that he pleaded not guilty to and offered no evidence against him before the court.

It’s rough

When asked if he wanted to say anything that the court should consider during its sentencing, Barker said, “This is a real rough time of the year right now. At the present moment, I am unemployed with three kids.”

He added that he just started a maintenance and landscaping business, but it is yet to take off.

The matter was then adjourned to December 9, 2019 for sentencing.

22 Responses to “‘I’m unemployed with three kids’- man found with drugs tells court”

  • Legal tender (29/11/2019, 08:30) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
    Wow! How pathetic, all of a sudden he bringing kids to the forefront, if in fact he have three children, which I don’t know of, I bet he don’t support them. The kind of excuses these guys make when they get caught
    • HOLY COW (29/11/2019, 09:07) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Bull***t (29/11/2019, 09:19) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Stop using the excuse by inserting the children in the stupidity for pity. Dude, your children should be your inspiration to go out and get a job which you can find. Dude, I have two kids I have to support and I do what I have to do, any job be it cleaning toilets, cleaning fish, washing cars you name it. I would sweep the streets to feed and take care of my kids before I sell drugs. Dude, you probably don't even support those kids.
    • Jack his Jacket (29/11/2019, 12:07) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Bull**t keep up the good job and great mind set to bad most don't think like you
    • the rock (29/11/2019, 15:03) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      who ever you are you are a real man!
    • @Bull***t (29/11/2019, 21:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      As a man, I want to say thank you for that comment and keeping it real. I have two boys and I will also do what I have to do for them until they are old enough to take care of themselves. I am not with their mother but I have to say she is a good mother.We don't get along but I will never turn my back or stop supporting them to spite their mother, all that does is hurt the child/children. Sometimes I don't have much but I make sure my boys have food, shelter and their other needs are taking care of. I help made them and it is my responsibility as a father to make sure they are good. I will not put that sole hardship on their mother. Most of you men that is selling drugs and have children could care less about your children. You only care about them when you get arrested with the lame excuse about you have children and you were doing it to feed your children. Pure Hogwash!!!
  • Local (29/11/2019, 10:51) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    As a son of the soil...... if i may speak honestly, many folk are out here working very hard. Unfortunately, for the hard work that is done, we get a very soft pay. Ive seen what hunger can drive a man to do, i cannot condone the drug activity but the environment that exists in the bvi will definitely drive you and many more of our young men down that path. Let this be a lesson for you but also an eye opener to the community....if we as vislanders even still have a community that is.... You just happened to get caught, 9 times out of 10 the people you working for these days made it to where they are by going down a path that was not deemed righteous.
  • Dulce (29/11/2019, 11:51) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Your" children" manufactured or otherwisre,were the last thing on your mind when you decided to make a fast and easy dollar. Frightful Daddy with children would be doing the right thing come hell or high water in order to be a positive role model,not shame them and not be imprisoned and away from them. Throw the book at this loser as a warning to children out there. Let him serve a purpose.
  • ???????? (29/11/2019, 12:18) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    You can still find your way on a soft pay salary. The problem with most of us, we hang our hats to high. We are not willing to settle for what we need, we want to settle for the unessary vanities. When hungry or have a bill pending, can you cut up the iphone and have that for a meal? Can you give the teller at the light company your iphone as payment?
  • WHAT!!!! (29/11/2019, 12:29) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pathetic if you can’t afford kids stop making them.
  • Steve (29/11/2019, 19:00) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Liar! You would be selling drugs whether or not if you had children because that is your mind set. Fast easy money have left so many young people here dead. You all are killing each other and if you were the right mind set, you would be too afraid to bring that lifestyle around your family because of a drug deal gone bad.
  • Bro (29/11/2019, 21:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a tough time for everyone. Only difference, everyone is not using the excuse to sell drugs to feed their children. Go pack bags, sell water, do what you have to do the legal way to feed your children.
  • Sky (30/11/2019, 07:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tortola have plenty work to do. No excuses
  • Alcapone (30/11/2019, 09:49) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    All you in high place eat the most benefits of it .continues point ur f........fingers best of u all .thank god we all got to die.
  • Weed is not drugs (30/11/2019, 10:22) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    If a man has to sell weed to support his kid let him sell weed . Y'all would be the same people to say he is no good if he doesn't have money to pay his child support . People do far worst to get money to support their family so If sell a natural can get you to a few bucks to get you money ,Hustle for you kids by all means . Y'all too wicked .
    • Fran (30/11/2019, 17:27) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ weed is not drugs, so its alright to teach your children the wrong way to make money? Is that what you are teaching them? Well, get ready to bury your children...thanks to good old DAD!
  • nonsense (30/11/2019, 12:09) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    U worrying about ur children but u not worried about other people's children who are buying the drugs from you.
    The drugs are turning many of our children into zombies.
    • Alcapone (30/11/2019, 17:12) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ur government just now are making step to legalize dope amd gambling sich as alcohol a long time ago ....
      Hope there put in plave better rehab centers for them all three both lol
      Hypocrisy. ..
  • Alcapone (30/11/2019, 17:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Stop knok the man at least he been truthful. That should give him enough justice for a fair trail other doing more worst than that in the eyes of god law ...atleast he not a burden on the system child support system .stop downing the man...putting him in jail only going put him more behind alone with his khds need ...give the man a job amd see where his mind at a lot out there who making it have good job and on the child support list that the shame there need lock up..willfullness
  • Greg (01/12/2019, 19:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does the children's mother work? 2 halves make a whole. If she work and you work, together you can make it. Stop allowing your children to see you hanging out selling drugs before you influence them to do the same. Break the cycle NOW!
  • ytr (02/12/2019, 07:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    go look wuk boi.Tola full up a construction....Landscaping.... lol good luck .To many ppl doing that man...selling weed no prob...coke nah.

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