A 25-year-old waiter of Union Island, who resides at Barrouallie, was last week ordered to pay the court a total of $52,000 for possession of cocaine with intent to supply, and for the purpose of drug trafficking.
On the trafficking charge Joul Mills was fined $27,000 to be paid by December 22 or one year in prison.
In respect of possession with intent to supply, Mills was fined $25,000, of which he was ordered to pay $5,000 forthwith or three months in prison, and the balance of $20,000 by November 30 or one year behind bars.
Mills was also fined $600 forthwith or one month in prison for possession of 560 grams of marijuana with intent to supply.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne handed down the penalties, after Mills pleaded guilty to all three charges on his return to the Serious Offences Court on May 5. He had entered a not guilty plea when he initially appeared in that Court, April 27 on the cocaine trafficking charge, and was granted bail.
The charges stemmed from a Rapid Response Unit (RRU) execution of a search warrant at a house in Ashton, Union Island, in respect of firearms, ammunition and controlled drugs, around 10:30pm, April 23.
Attorney Grant Connell represented Mills.