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Man fined for possessing one gram of marijuana in Bracebridge

MARIJUANA BUD | Photo by Azure-Dragon
MARIJUANA BUD | Photo by Azure-Dragon

Mon., Jun 27, 2016 | By Samantha Beattie

BRACEBRIDGE – It was his first appearance in court and he didn’t have a lawyer, but the accused decided to go ahead with a guilty plea to possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana.

“I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. Let’s just get this over with,” he said at Bracebridge criminal court June 21.

On May 13, the 31-year-old Mississauga man was driving on Highway 11 at Highway 118 when a police officer pulled him over for speeding, said Crown prosecutor Peter Heath.

The officer searched the accused’s vehicle and found a marijuana grinder and about one gram of marijuana in the centre console.

“The concern is the marijuana was readily available to him while he was driving,” said Heath, who asked the accused receive a $300 to $400 fine.

Judge JD Evans took into consideration the accused was convicted of unrelated offences 10 years ago and gave him a $150 fine.

The passenger in the car was co-accused of possession of a substance, but wasn’t present in court.

Article source Muskoka Region

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