Student busted with over 20,000 cannabis plants Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00

JasonJason Gilharry, 20 a resident of Corozalito Village in the Belize District, appeared in Magistrate’s Court on Monday Febraury 20th where he was charged with unlawful cultivation of 23,000 plants. He appeared before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Frazer where he was granted bail in the sum of 8 thousand dollars plus two sureties of 4 thousand dollars each, which he met. He is due back in court on April 17th .

On Sunday Februray 19th, police conducted an anti-drug operation in the village of Corozalito where they found 23 thousand cannabis plants. Police report that Gilharry and two others were harvesting these cannabis plants. The two other individuals, who were along with Gilharry, managed to escape but Gilharry was caught still cutting the cannabis plants.  A total of 20,000 cannabis plants were found at the farm. While police were destroying, the fields Gilharry took them to another farm where they were shown 3,000 more cannabis plants.

In court, there was no objection to bail by the prosecutor. Gilharry’s attorney, Arthur Saldivar submitted on his behalf that the court should be mindful that his client, who is a UB student, has no record before the court for any offenses and that he is a farmer, living in a community with a lot of cultivation going on.