Woman released with a caution for drug possession Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

A mother of four children, Josephine Charlesworth, 29, was granted mercy by Magistrate Carlon Mendoza when she appeared in court on Friday, March 4, to answer to one count of possession of a controlled drug.  On Thursday, March 3, police searched Charlesworth’s home at #638 Lavender Street in the St. Martin’s area and found 12.6 grams of cannabis. Charlesworth had a child in her arms when police entered the house and found her with a black plastic bag containing the cannabis. She was escorted to the police station and charged with one count of drug possession.

On Friday, Charlesworth told Magistrate Carlon Mendoza the weed was given to her by a friend to smoke. She admitted that the weed belonged to her, pleaded guilty to the charge and begged for mercy. Instead of imposing a fine, Magistrate Mendoza cautioned Charlesworth and released her. He took into consideration that she was a first time offender who expressed remorse.