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Apr 1, 2015

GSU Raid Yields 13 Pounds of Weed, Belize City Trio Arrested and Charged

Eugene Gabourel

The GSU raided a home located in the Set Site area of Lake Independence on Tuesday afternoon; the bust yielded over six kilograms or more than thirteen pounds of cannabis. Three of five persons were arrested including a man and two women and police are looking for two other women. The trio was arraigned today; they are Eugene Gabourel, along with babysitter, Deseree Cadle, and Donna Castillo. In court this morning, Attorney Dickie Bradley represented Cadle, while Alifah Elrington-Hyde represented Gabourel and Castillo. The trio is facing charges of Drug Trafficking, but Gabourel was slapped with an additional two counts of Drug trafficking. They all pleaded not guilty to the offenses and while there was no objection for bail granted to the two women, it was not the case for Gabourel.  Prosecutor Corporal Christopher Smith objected on the grounds of the prevalence of the crime.  He also asked the court to take into consideration, the amount of drugs involved and the likelihood that the defendant may try to commit a similar offense while on bail.  But when the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith queried whether or not Gabourel had any previous conviction for drug related offenses, the record showed he was clean. He was then offered bail with stringent conditions to report to the Racoon Street Police Station every Monday. He must also not apply for any new travelling documents since he does not have a valid passport and he must not leave the country without the court’s permission.  Bail was offered to him in the sum of four thousand dollars, one thousand dollars to be paid in cash.  The two women, Cadle and Castillo, were offered bail in the sum of one thousand dollars plus one surety of the same amount.  They are also to surrender travelling documents and report to police station every Monday.  The case of the trio has been adjourned to June twenty-fifth 2015.

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