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$25 000 ganja lesson for teacher


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A TEACHER who was growing marijuana in her front yard will have to fork out $25 000 to avoid a 12-month stay at HMP Dodds.Alison Vaughn Gale, 54, of Graeme Hall Terrace, Christ Church, appeared in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where she was charged with possession of cannabis, having a traffickable quantity of the drug, possession with intent to supply, and cultivation of the plants on Tuesday.Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale convicted, reprimanded and discharged her for drug trafficking and withdrew the charge of possession with intent to supply.The Acting Magistrate, however, fined her $10 000 in six months for simple possession, in addition to $15 000, also in six months for growing the illegal substance.If Gale does not pay the fines, she will spend 12 months in prison.The court heard that lawmen from the Drug Squad executed a search warrant at Gale’s home and found 11 plants growing in her front yard. They also found a loose quantity of ganja in the house.


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