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Apr 4, 2018

More Drugs Off the Streets as 2 Arrested

Juan Antonio Rivas

There were separate drug busts on Tuesday in the south and north. Around four p.m., officers on a mobile patrol on a feeder road near Swasey River covered by the Independence jurisdiction spotted a man in the bushes acting suspiciously. Upon seeing the officers, he threw away a black plastic bag which contained one hundred and seventeen grams of cannabis. Thirty-seven-year-old Juan Antonio Rivas, a Salvadoran of Farm fourteen in Toledo District, was escorted along with the drugs to the Police Station where he was arrested and charged for Drug Trafficking.

Less than two hours later, in Orange Walk, as police responded to a domestic abuse incident between Monica Flores and her common-law husband Omar Francisco Mejia, they would discover three transparent plastic bags in Mejia’s pocket.

Omar Mejia

Inside were a total of twenty-three point three grams of weed, cocaine and crack cocaine. Police arrested and charged Mejia for harm that was caused to Flores, two counts of drugs trafficking, and one count of possession of control drugs. Mejia was arranged in court today; he pleaded not guilty and was offered and met bail of one thousand five hundred dollars plus a surety of the same amount. The case was adjourned to the May twenty-eighth, 2018.

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