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 Woman, 29, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

While sitting in a taxi parked at Foster Road adjacent to Suva Corrections Centre Prison, Doughty threw a pink colored parcel inside the corrections facility compound, which was later found
15 Jan 2019 15:14
 Woman, 29, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge
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While sitting in a taxi parked at Foster Road adjacent to Suva Corrections Centre Prison, Doughty threw a pink colored parcel inside the corrections facility compound, which was later found to contain 5.1 grams of cannabis sativa, an illicit drug.

A 29-year-old woman of Suva has been fined $300 for drug related offence yesterday.

Linda Doughty was charged for one count of possession of illicit drugs. She was convicted and sentenced by Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama yesterday.

On April 29, 2017, while sitting in a taxi parked at Foster Road adjacent to Suva Corrections Centre, Dough­ty threw a pink colored parcel inside the corrections facility compound, which was later found to contain 5.1 grams of cannabis sativa, an illicit drug.

Doughty pleaded guilty to the of­fence on her own free will.

Magistrate Bodaragama said: “In line with the rationale of the judi­cial pronouncement, objectives of sentencing as mandated in the sen­tencing and penalties act and na­ture of the offence, I hold that a fine would be sufficient punishment for you in this instance.”

Doughty was fined $300 for the of­fence and was given 30 days to pay.

She was also told that in default of the payment, she would have to serve a term of 30 days.

She was given 28 days to appeal to the High Court of Fiji.

Edited by Percy Kean

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