FRIDAY, AUGUST 19: A 48-year-old US tourist was today fined $1,000 after admitting having six grams of cannabis in his cruise ship cabin.
John Thomas-Toole, 48, from New Jersey, admitted the offence when he appeared at Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard Customs officers searched Thomas-Toole’s cabin on the Celebrity Summit in Dockyard on August 17 after receiving a tip-off.
Thomas-Toole was present during the search and admitted to Customs officers he had some cannabis in the cabin safe “for personal use”.
Magistrate Archibald Warner ordered that Thomas-Toole, who has no previous convictions in his homeland, pay the fine immediately.
Thomas-Toole said afterwards: “I’m not aggrieved — I just want to go home. You do something wrong, you pay the penalty and move on.”