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Aug 6, 2019

A Tour Guide is Guilty of Drug Possession

Cecil Gill

A Belize City tour guide picked up a drug conviction after he admitted to possession of one hundred and fifty grams of weed found at his home. The amount is fifteen times more than allowed by law since the decriminalization of marijuana. Fifty-two-year-old Cecil Gill pleaded guilty to the drug offense when he appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Stephanie Gillett.  In pleading guilty to possession, he also pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking, which prosecutor Corporal Christopher Smith accepted.  He was fined five hundred dollars, which he was ordered to pay by September thirtieth, 2019 or default six months’ imprisonment.  In July, police visited Gill’s home where he declared to them that he had weed in his possession; the police claimed he handed it over in an envelope.

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