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Teenager says he picked up cannabis by mistake Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

An 18-year-old student of Gateway Center Belize City was brought in court on Friday, April 21 before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Lionel Lopez was reportedly found by police with 2.9 grams of weed in his palm. According to Lopez, he had just picked it up off the street.

In court, Lopez pleaded guilty to the charge. He explained to Fraser that he was on his way to visit his brother and he picked up a bag off the street. He claims that he did not know what the contents of the bag were and shortly after, police officers in a mobile came around the lane and searched him.

According to police reports, on Wednesday, April 19, two officers were conducting a routine mobile patrol on Arlington Drive in Belize City. Their attention was drawn to a male person who they searched and found a substance suspected to be cannabis on.

Lopez, having no previous conviction before the court, was fined $100 plus the cost of court to be paid in full by May 31, 2017 in default of one month behind bars.