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‘Generous’ fine for Malik Aaron thanks to good Sandy Lane report

Malik Aaron was fined $10, 000 or an alternative of six months in prison for possession of a controlled drug when he made an appearance in the Magistrate's Court on November 29, 2013. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards said the fine was a lot less than she would usually give for such an offence but noted the good report from Sandy Lane Centre made on his behalf. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was nothing but the good report from the Sandy Lane Centre that was responsible for Malik Aaron getting a fine of only $10,000 or six months in jail after pleading guilty of possession of a controlled drug (cannabis), which was found in his Haver's Estate home in April, 2013.

“Please note that $10,000 is significantly less than what I usually give for offenses like this but it is because of the very good report that Sandy Lane gave of you,” Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards told the defendant when he appeared before her on Friday November 29, 2013 for sentencing.

In addition to the fine, which is payable by Monday December 2, 2013, the 20 year old was ordered to attend AA sessions on Sunday Mornings at the Sandy Lane  Centre.

Aaron had confessed to storing nearly one pound of cannabis in his bedroom and bathroom. The illegal substance was discovered by officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on April 16, 2013.

When the matter was brought before the court on May 22, 2013 Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham had reported that during a search conducted at the defendant’s residence on April 16, 2013 between 5:30-6:00 A.M., Police allegedly found a quantity of 18 dime bags containing vegetable matter suspected to be cannabis. The items were found on a computer desk in a bedroom occupied by the defendant.

During their search, Police also allegedly found a plastic bag containing vegetable matter in a bathroom at the home and he had admitted that the substance belonged to him. When weighed, the substance was found to be 221.6g with a combined street value of $2,216.

Attorney at law Stephen Daniels represented Aaron in the trial.

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