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Mar 30, 2016

Belize Waste Control Employee Charged with Drug Trafficking

Deon Jex

A Belize Waste Control employee picked up his first conviction for drug trafficking today in the court room of Magistrate Deborah Rogers. Deon Jex was slapped with the mandatory non-custodial sentence and fined ten thousand dollars which he has to pay within a year. Jex was busted on Friday, March twenty-fifth, 2016 on Sittee Street, Belize City by a police patrol on the south side of Belize City. Jex was found with one hundred grams of marijuana.  In court, Jex wasted no time and pleaded guilty to the charge of drug trafficking. He was unrepresented and told Magistrate Deborah Rogers that he was going home to use the weed for his own personal use and not to traffic, but he was told the charge before the court was for drug trafficking. He then threw himself to the mercy of the court and asked for leniency saying that he has been working with the Belize Waste Control and he needs to be back on the job on Friday. The magistrate then imposed the fine.

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