CORNER BROOK — Jeremy Hann was given a conditional sentence for having marijuana in his vehicle this past summer.
Hann was arrested in Corner Brook Aug. 14 after patrolling police saw what they considered suspicious behaviour in a city parking lot.
According to the facts read in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday morning, police smelled marijuana when they spoke to Hann and a second man. The officers found a half-smoked joint of marijuana. Hann then admitted to having another ounce and a half of marijuana in a book bag in his vehicle. Police also found two grinders and papers in the vehicle.
Hann, a sailor who was not present in court, was represented by Stephenville lawyer Fred Stagg. The defence and federal Crown attorney, Adam Joyce, entered a joint submission for the conditional discharge. Judge Catherine Allen-Westby accepted the sentence, also imposing a $2,000 donation to a food bank in Stephenville — the home town of Hann.
Stagg said it was important to Hann not to have a criminal record because he often sails south into the United States. He is about to sail north in the coming days, and Stagg said he would have time to sign the sentence conditions he must abide by over the next 12 months. Other than keeping the peace and being of good behaviour, Joyce requested a condition of no illegal drugs.