Curtis Hospedales appeared before a Siparia Magistrate yesterday, charged with cultivation of marijuana.

According to police reports, on Saturday 21st March, Cpl Ramlochan, along with PC Maharaj and PC Bahaw went to the home of Mr Hospedales, a 44-year old man of Fyzabad Branch Road, Spring Trace, Siparia, where a search warrant was executed for dangerous drugs.

While searching the house, a soft drink case with 17 marijuana plants was discovered.

Hospedales was arrested and charged by PC Maharaj for the offence of cultivation of marijuana. He appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court, onwhere he pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $15,000 or 12 months hard