A judge had compassion on a man who pleaded guilty to charges of possession of ganja and dealing in ganja when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday.
The court heard that the defendant, Yanique Main, was found with 36 parcels of the drug in possession.
However, instead handing out a prison sentence or a fine, Parish Judge Lester Crooks ordered Main to do 100 hours of community service for each charge that would run concurrently after he confessed to charges.
"Mi babymother dead lef three youth wid me one and mi affi find something fi provide fi dem," Main said, explaining how he had drugs in his possession.
"Mi did get charge fi robbery and gun," he said. "I don't want to get back in problem with the law, so I am trying to find something to provide for them [kids]."