Two schoolgirls who pleaded guilty to charges of selling cakes laced with marijuana to schoolmates received lenient punishments from the court, Apple Daily reported.
The students — an 18-year-old Croatian named Dora Radic and a 17-year-old Briton named Natasha Rachel Richards – were from the YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung.
The Briton girl was given a one-year probation, while the Croatian girl was fined HK$10,000.
Both girls had pleaded guilty in previous court hearings for “trafficking a dangerous drug” in the form of five hash brownies and 22 weed cupcakes on November 3, 2014.
The Briton girl, who is currently studying in Macau, heard the ruling at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates’ Court on Monday. The judgment for the Croatian girl was given on Dec. 7.
According to the probation officer’s report, Richards used to have a drug habit. However, a light punishment was deemed suitable for her case, considering that she is young and remorseful for what she had done.
In the case of the Croatian girl, the judge considered the fact that she pleaded guilty and apologized readily for her wrongdoings.
The court also gave weight to her record of voluntary services to the elderly as well as ample family support.
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