Domestic dispute leads to discovery of illegal drugs Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 April 2018 00:00

A Belmopan woman called for police assistance over a domestic dispute with her common-law husband and that led to that man being charged not only for harm but also for the possession of an illegal drug after he was discovered to have illegal drugs on his person. On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Monica Flores, a housewife of a Belmopan address, reported that while returning from Botes, Mexico, she and her common-law husband Omar Mejia got involved in an altercation.

That altercation led to Mejia hitting her to the head. She called for police assistance and upon arrival, the officers conducted a search on Mejia. That led to the discovery of three transparent plastic bags in Mejia’s back pants pocket. One of the plastic bags contained 21.2 grams of weed, another contained 1.5 grams of cocaine, and the third contained two pieces of crack cocaine that weighed 1.6 grams.

Mejia was arrested and charged for harm, 2 counts of drug trafficking, and one count of possession of a controlled drug. He was arraigned on April 4 where he pleaded not guilty and was offered bail at $1,500 plus one surety of the same, which he met. He is due back in court on May 28, 2018.