A MAN has been fined $150 on Wednesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court after he confessed to having in his possession paper rolls and dried top of marijuana plant.
Junior Fiduka, 23, pleaded guilty to the charge without a lawyer.
He admitted having in his possession 24 dried top of marijuana plants and five paper rolls of the drug.
He was caught with the marijuana at a market stall at Tuvaruhu, Honiara at about 9pm of 14 March 2014.
That was when the Police Response Unit was on a mobile duty around Honiara.
It was heard the police officers spotted Fiduka at a market stall beside the road and being suspicious of him they stopped and went to talk with him.
The officers however, found Fiduka with the marijuana and took him to the police station where they charged him.
Fiduka when asked by the magistrate yesterday if he agreed to the facts of his case said the marijuana rolls belongs to someone else.
He said it was only given to him by someone.
Magistrate Natalie Kesaka said even though it was given to him by someone the marijuana rolls were found in his pocket and not someone else’s pocket.
She then imposed a fine of $150 in default of 10 days imprisonment.
Fiduka has until 4pm yesterday to pay the fine.
Failure to pay up will see him spending 10 days in jail.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN