Rasta who lost challenge to drug law gets probation

Nassau, BAHAMAS- A Rastafarian man whose drug arrest prompted a constitutional challenge to the Dangerous Drugs Act has pleaded guilty.

Police arrested Lorenzo Stubbs after they found 1.6 ounces of marijuana during a December 28, 2020 raid on his home.

The trial was put on hold after Stubbs challenged the drug legislation on the basis that infringed his right to religious freedoms.

In August, Justice Loren Klein dismissed the motion, paving the way for Stubbs’s trial to proceed.

Stubbs pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs when he appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley this week.

He was placed on probation for eight months and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

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