Couple offers cash to pass checkpoint with marijuana stash
On Tuesday, May first, at twelve thirty five p.m., Police on mobile patrol in Santa Elena Town stopped and searched a black Nissan Altima, on the Western Highway. The driver of the vehicle was Richard Smith and travelling with him was Sandra Thompson. Thompson exited the vehicle and approached a police officer with an indecent proposal. She told them that she has some drugs in the car and that she would give him two thousand dollars for them to be pardoned. A search of the trunk of the car led to the discovery of a crocus sack containing the suspected cannabis. The cannabis amounted to fourteen thousand nine hundred and eighty two grams. Police arrested and charged Thompson and Smith for Drug Trafficking. Smith, a Belize City resident, is not the pastor from Belmopan.