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Raymond Myers pleads guilty to possession of undersize conch Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

Fisherman Raymond Myers, 32, who beat a murder charge in 2014, is now in trouble with the law for undersized conch. Early Tuesday morning, the Gang Suppression Unit conducted a search at #37 A West Collect Canal where they found a white cooler with 444 undersized conch inside. Myers was detained and the police department handed him over to the Fisheries Department along with the conch.

Myers was taken before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza and was charged with possession of undersized conch. He was unrepresented in court and wasted no time in pleading guilty to the fisheries offense. Myers told the Magistrate that a friend gave him the conch. He begged for leniency saying that he has been buying and selling conch and other fisheries products for a while and this was the first time he has been in trouble.

Magistrate Carlon Mendoza imposed a fine of $200 for the offense. He also imposed the minimum fine of $20 for each undersized conch that Myers was found in possession of. The fine amounted to an additional $8,880. Myers was ordered to pay the fine by July 29 or serve six months imprisonment.