Man sentenced to three months for crack cocaine Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:00

Gerald Hamilton, a 58-year-old Belize City resident, has been sentenced by Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser to three months in prison for the possession of a controlled drug. He was found with 0.3 grams of crack cocaine on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

According to police while on a patrol on Gill Street, they intercepted Hamilton and during the search for an illegal substance, Hamilton opened his hand and the officer saw two objects that he suspected to be crack cocaine.

Hamilton, who was unrepresented in court, pleaded guilty to the Magistrate. He is a repeat offender for the same offense and the record showed that he owes the court $205. A note was made by Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith that Hamilton is not to be released without paying his previous fine. With that, Magistrate Fraser explained to Hamilton that he would have to go to jail if he could not pay his fine. His prison sentence was effective on Monday, May 15, 2017.