36 pounds of weed; a city woman says she didn’t know it was in her house
A resident of Pelican Street Extension was taken to court late Wednesday evening after police found almost thirty-seven pounds of marijuana inside her house. There was an early morning raid at the home of thirty-three year old Teresita Elena Flores, during which the drugs were found inside a barrel of clothes. Flores was taken before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer and charged with Drug Trafficking. She pleaded not guilty and even though it was a large amount of drugs, Senior Magistrate Frazer tried to be lenient since Flores is a first time offender. But when asked why she should be granted bail, Flores claimed she had no knowledge of the weed in the barrel. Her response did not satisfy the Senior Magistrate and she was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until June twenty-second. Flores was told that being behind bars will give her time to think about her actions.