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Seantroy Hanley was ordered to pay $4,800 in fines and compensation as a consequence of police finding him with stolen phones and drugs.
Hanley, 29, made an appearance earlier this week before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards.
In an earlier appearance on September 27, he pleaded guilty to the charges of possession of goods suspected to be stolen and possession of a controlled drug.
He was ordered to pay $500 for the stolen goods, with a compensation fine of $1300, in addition to $3000 for the possession of cannabis. He has until May 8 to pay the funds.
Prior to handing down her sentence, Magistrate Richards encouraged Hanley to get his life in order.
She disclosed that the court did not impose a custodial sentence for the mere fact that he completed the requisite rehabilitation programme.
The Magistrate also noted that a hefty fine was imposed for the cannabis, as he was in a public place where children play.
Court records disclosed that on September 17th, 2016, while at the basketball court in Purcell, police searched the accused and found him with the two phones---Samsung Galaxy J7 and Galaxy S7, along with transparent bags containing cannabis.