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Mechanic is fined $10,000 for drug trafficking Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Lloyd Jones, a Ladyville resident who is a mechanic and yard cleaner, was levied a mandatory fine of $10,000 after he pled guilty to drug trafficking in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. Jones appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Michelle Trapp to answer to a single charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.

The allegations against Jones are that on October 6, 2017, he was found in possession of 383 grams of cannabis. The bust was made by PC Ramirez, Cpl Baizer, WPC Kerr, and PC Pow. The officers said that while conducting a mobile patrol in the Ladyville area, they saw Jones riding on his bicycle. Jones acted suspiciously as he rode toward them and when he saw the police, he threw a small plastic bag into a lot. The officers approached Jones and conducted a search for illegal firearm and ammunition. He was taken to the lot and in his presence, the bag was opened and found to contain a green leaf-like substance suspected to be cannabis.

He was taken to the Ladyville Police station where the substance was weighed. Jones has had previous convictions for possession of a controlled drug but no prior conviction of drug trafficking and as a result, he was given the mandatory $10,000 fine ,which he was ordered to pay by April 30, 2018 or in default of 3 years’ imprisonment.