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Roshawn Higgs Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Roshawn Higgs, mother of five children, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking on Wednesday, April 9th and was imposed a non-custodial sentence in form of a mandatory minimum fine of $10,000.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th, police searched Higgs’ home at number six 7th Street in the King’s Park area after they found her standing in her yard by the door acting suspiciously. According to PC Carl Garbutt, while on patrol in the Kings Park area he saw 35-year-old Roshawn Higgs standing by the door of a house acting suspiciously. The officer informed her that he will conduct a search of her home for illegal firearms and drugs. During the search of Higg’s room, Officer Garbutt found a barrel and inside it he found a blue container with three plastic bags containing green leaf like substances suspected to be cannabis. PC Garbutt cautioned Higgs, then arrested and escorted her to the police station where the suspected weed was weighed in her presence. It amounted to 150 grams.

In court, Higgs pleaded guilty to drug trafficking. Since she is a first time offender, Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith imposed a non-custodial sentence and fined her $10,000 plus a $5.00 cost of court fine. Higgs has to pay $5,000 immediately and the balance by February 28, 2015. In default she will serve 2 years in prison.