Monday, March 2, 2015. AARON HUMES Reporting: Thirty-four year old Shawn Vargas, a resident of Mile 9 1/2 on the Phillip Goldson Highway in Ladyville, was fined a total of $10,300 today by Magistrate Herbert Panton after he pleaded guilty to cultivation of cannabis and harm.
The fine of $10,000 was for a cannabis plant that the police found on the verandah at the back of Vargas’ house on February 27.
Vargas was given until December 31 to pay, in default three years’ imprisonment.
The fine of $300, paid immediately, was for harm he caused to Brandon Bain when he punched Bain on February 26.
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