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Mar 14, 2017

Cop Charged Over Weed Interdicted

Darrel Usher

Interdicted police officer, Corporal Darrel Usher, who over the weekend was allegedly busted with a huge amount of cannabis, was today arraigned after a number of issues delayed his arraignment on Monday at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. At ten o’clock this morning, the officer appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and was read a single charge of possession of a controlled drug for the purpose of drug trafficking to wit, a whopping twenty pounds of the drug.  Usher pleaded not guilty and there was no objection so he was granted bail of one thousand dollars of which five hundred was paid in cash. When asked by the Chief Magistrate if he is to report anywhere, Prosecutor Egbert Castillo responded that Usher must check in at the police station in Hattieville. The Chief Magistrate pointed out that there was a conflict to which Castillo replied that Usher is a resident of Hattieville and is posted in that jurisdiction, but that the incident of the alleged drug bust occurred in Belize City. With that said the Chief Magistrate granted bail and ordered Usher to report to the police station every Tuesday.  His next court date is set for May twenty-ninth, 2017. Police are accusing Usher of carrying a large bag with cannabis which he placed in the backseat of a white Chevy SUV. When he was stopped, Police say that instead of allowing the officers to conduct a search of the vehicle, Usher reportedly sped off in the direction of a remote area popularly known as the Dikes. The vehicle was later discovered and police claim they saw Usher on foot carrying the black bag. The bag was later fished out of the pond containing the cannabis. Usher later handed himself to the police station and was charged for drug trafficking.

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