Newlyweds charged for celebratory marijuana Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:00

A BDF Corporal and his wife were busted with 40.4 grams of marijuana in their Fabers Road home on Saturday, February 20, and charged with possession of a controlled drug. Corporal William Swan and Carmelita Games appeared in the Belize City Magistrates Court on Tuesday, February 23, where Games took the wrap for the drugs.

According to police, based on information received they visited the couple’s home at #36 Faber’s Road Extension at around 5:10 a.m. on Saturday. The team of officers was from the Special Operation Unit, Strike Team and Canine Unit dog, Basco. The canine officer pointed the team to the couple’s bed. There the officers found a LALA Yogurt container which contained six parcels of marijuana. As a result, Swan and Games were arrested and charged.

In court before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser, Games took the rap for the weed. She told Senior Magistrate Fraser that they had recently tied the knot, on February 1, and they were going to use the weed to celebrate with friends at a gathering they were planning. She said Swan had no knowledge of the weed under the bed. Her guilty plea was accepted. In mitigation, Games told the court that she is a first time offender and the marijuana was just for recreational purposes. Senior Magistrate Fraser imposed a non-custodial sentence in a fine of $400 plus $5 cost of court. Games must pay by April 30, 2016 or serve four months imprisonment.