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Oct 30, 2018

Accused of Drug Trafficking Carlos Lopez Gets Off, Again

Carlos Lopez

In December 2017, he was criminally charged for allegedly trafficking eleven pounds of cocaine and in August of this year, he was freed of the charge after the case against him fell apart.  Tonight, we report that thirty-four-year-old Carlos Lopez got off another drug trafficking charge. Lopez, along with twenty-seven-year-old Kenrick Gentle, was busted at the Belize/Mexico border with about two and a half pounds of marijuana on October twenty-sixth. Both men were charged with drug trafficking and arraigned on Friday before Magistrate Lionel Olivera in Corozal Town.

Kenrick Gentle

Lopez pleaded not guilty, but Gentle took the rap and was fined three thousand dollars plus five dollars cost of court. So the prosecution withdrew its case against Lopez.  This is not the first time that Lopez has gotten off a drug trafficking charge. In 2017, along with thirty-seven-year-old Peter Schmidt, he was busted with cocaine in the Buttonwood Bay. The men walked out of the courtroom free men after their attorney Ellis Arnold made a ‘no-case’ submission because the arresting officer failed to appear.

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