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Jan 31, 2017

Youths Caught with Weed Stash at Turneffe

Justin Flowers

On Saturday, Coast Guard officials busted twenty-two-year-old Justin Flowers, eighteen-year-old Elijah Usher, Stanley O’Neil and a minor all of Belize City with eight hundred and sixty two gram of weed in possession of two plastic bags with eight hundred and sixty two grams of weed on Turneffe Island. The men, who appeared unrepresented in court on Monday, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. In court, Usher, O’Neil and the minor pleaded not guilty, while Flowers admitted responsibility for the drug and pleaded guilty to trafficking. Flowers informed the court that he doesn’t sell weed, but keeps it for his personal use while he works on the island. Being his first conviction for drugs, Flowers was spared prison time and slapped with a ten thousand dollar fine and five dollars cost of court. He was ordered to pay two thousand dollars today and if he defaults one year in prison. The remaining fine of eight thousand dollars is to be paid by December 2017.

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