Bail for man found with weed Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:00

A Belize City man, 29-year-old Hershel Usher, was charged with drug trafficking after the Mobile Interdiction Team busted him inside a home in possession of 356 grams of cannabis. The bust was made on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence on Roches Street in Belize City.

According to a police report, PC Itza and Cpl. Ferguson executed a search on July 28, 2017 at a house on Roches Street, the home of Hershel Usher. Upon their arrival, Usher and 23-year-old Kevin Cacho were met inside. When asked if they had anything to declare, Usher declared to have ¾ pounds of cannabis inside a bag. He gave the bag to the officers who took out a total of 3 parcels out of the bag.

A further search was done which led to the discovery of another plastic bag of cannabis which was found inside a reservoir inside the bathroom. This amount, 9.3 grams, was claimed by Cacho in court.

In court where Usher was brought before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser, he was read two drug related charges. He was read a charge of drug trafficking, for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply for the 356 grams of cannabis that were found. He was also read a charge of possession of a controlled drug, 9.3 grams of cannabis, for which he was charged jointly with 23-year-old Kevin Cacho, a resident of Jones Street.

In court, Cacho pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a controlled drug. For this offense, Cacho was fined $250 plus a $5.00 cost of court which he was ordered to pay by the end of September 2017 in default of 2 months’ imprisonment. As a result, the charge of possession was withdrawn from Usher.

Usher was charged alone for the other offence. He pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking but guilty to possession alone. The prosecutor in the case, Cpl. Christopher Smith, rejected his plea to possession alone and informed the court that the case would continue as one of drug trafficking. With that, Usher maintained his not guilty plea.

Bail was offered in the sum of $3,000 plus one surety of the same. His case was adjourned until October 11, 2017.