Jolette Indera Laborde a 31-year-old mother of three in the Vermont Valley will not have the opportunity to participate in this country’s 38th Independence celebration.
This came when she was sentenced to approximately 52 months in jail on Tuesday, October 17th by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court when she appeared and entered guilty pleas to six separate charges of cocaine and marijuana possession on June 11th and September 14th, 2017 at Vermont.
The Court heard that on June 11th, 2017 Police armed themselves with a search warrant and went to Laborde’s home in Vermont. A search was conducted and 12gms and 1 rock of cocaine along with 481gms marijuana were discovered.
On October 14th Law Enforcement Officers were on mobile patrol on the Vermont public road when a car in which Laborde was travelling was stopped during which time Laborde tossed a black plastic bag out of the window of the vehicle.
The police recovered and search the bag and the cocaine was discovered. The police then escorted Laborde to her home and having conducted a search where they once again discovered another quantity of cocaine which resulted in Laborde’s arrest.
Lawyer Grant Connell who represented Laborde asked the Court to be merciful to his client as she was remorseful and begged that a custodial sentence not be imposed upon her but the Chief Magistrate said that she will have none of that and went ahead and imposed the sentence upon her.