– “Auntie Kuntie gave it to me to sell”
An 11-year-old boy of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice was committed to the New Opportunity Corps by Magistrate Chandra Sohan after he was found guilty of trafficking in narcotics and possession of smoking utensils last Friday at the Albion Magistrate’s Court.
The prosecution’s case, which was presented by Sergeant Satrohan Dayaram, is that on Monday November 24 at Rose Hall Town, the juvenile was spotted by a party of policemen wandering on the road.
He was stopped and questioned and a subsequent check of the person revealed an improvised pipe used for smoking and two and a half grams of cocaine concealed in his pocket.
When questioned, he told investigators that he found the pipe on the ground and put it in his pocket.
When asked about the cocaine, he said, “Sir, Auntie Kuntie gave it to me to sell.”
Asked by the magistrate if he ever smoked drugs, the youth said yes.
The magistrate then enquired what feeling he got when she smoked drugs, the juvenile replied, “I does feel mad”.
A probation report was presented to the court which revealed that the lad is the last of five children and has several half-brothers and sisters. His mother (Sharon Trim) died recently. His father Nathan Marks is 69 years old. It was revealed that the lad lived with his aunt (Shirley Leitch) at Rose Hall Town
It was also mentioned that he lived with his mother in a dilapidated building without furniture, he and his mother slept on the floor and he attended Rose Hall Town and No. 68 Primary Schools.
The report went on to say how the youngster was a delinquent, and wayward, and was easily misled by adults.
He would be seen wondering about the streets in the wee hours of the morning and his relatives after trying valiantly had given up on him. His parents were described as reckless and careless.
After listening to the report the magistrate committed the youngster to the NOC until he is 18 years old.
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