Belize - Belize News - - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Trials » Free as a Swan; Court drops marijuana case
Nov 1, 2011

Free as a Swan; Court drops marijuana case

Police swarmed the home of James “Raindrops” Swan early on the morning of April eighteenth and after a five-hour search, he was arrested along with his daughter, Kristie, his son James Junior and his girlfriend, Camille Rodriguez. Firearm and drug charges against Swan Senior were dismissed in September while his son was freed because Rodriguez took the rap for possession of controlled drugs. That leaves nineteen year old Kristie, who was charged with Drug Trafficking for over six ounces of marijuana found inside her room. Well, that case also fell apart in court this morning. Sergeant Dennis Miles, the police prosecutor, was summoned to testify in a separate case in the Supreme Court. The case was passed over to Corporal Berry, but he told the court he had no time to prepare for trial, no case file and no evidence to present to the court. With that, Magistrate Albert Hoare dismissed the charge against Swan.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

9 Responses for “Free as a Swan; Court drops marijuana case”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    HOW MUCH MONEY under the table???

  2. Rasta says:

    iM not surprized of d outcome! …i’ll just smile, n smile…n smile again!! BS ii SAY!!

  3. $$$ says:

    Money Talks!!! BS Walks!!!

  4. louisville,ky says:

    Oh Boy !!…. The prosecuting Police had to attend another case and the one this case was assigned to didn’t have time to prepare the evidence. If I didn’t know any better I would categorize the entire prosecution department as a bunch of bungling idiots but, since I do know better, this is corruption that stinks to high heavens.

  5. JahKid says:

    Charge the police them for negligently performing a duty!!! Cops again. They get corrupt when they have a family and want to live double life. Have to make that extra money for di sweet heart. Rotten as ever, are these babylons!!!

  6. Sasha says:

    Instead of having a legal system that doesn’t WORK, TRIALS should be tried by the public saving TAX PAYERS money and the VERDICT would be correct like one ruled by an UNCORUPT system

  7. Royal Rat says:

    The police department is too busy figuring out who will get promoted. This new promotion will help them cover for the rest of the cases pending, particularly those of high profile interest.

  8. Benqueno says:

    Hurray to all of the above….but speaking of “Rain Drops” James Swan..nothing clean but dirty as dirt..but the young lady Kristie..A CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK…She is the same person who recently started working as an Immigration Officer at the Belize Western Border…another dirty work of the UDP…we wonder sometimes of the placing of certain people at our strategic points of entries, what is Daddy up to now???? Will this help in his illicit activities????..I hope that those who are concern for border security have their eyes open…speaking of Police corruption thats nothing new…finding jobs for criminal affiliated people is boring a whole in your very own canoe which will sink you..The Immigration Department at the Western Border is already !@#$%^ up…now with this person on board…HMMM…she has already infiltrated Customs…now whats next???…

  9. defend BZ says:

    this was deliberately done– please mr/ms heads of department find out who is responsible and deal with him/her accordingly.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login