69-Year-Old and Her Son-In-Law convicted of Drug Possesion Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:00

Deon WrightAt about 3 p.m. on October 27, 2011, officers of the Gang Suppression Unit visited the home of Deon Wright located at #2 Nurse White Street in Belize City. Inside, they found 69-year-old Dellis Mariano and Rodleisha Colliard sitting inside a chair. The officers presented their search warrant and searched the house. In one of the rooms, they found a huge parcel folded in a brown blanket with 13 pounds of cannabis. Mariano, Colliard, Wright and his wife Kissy Wright were arrested for the drugs. The charges against Colliard and Kissy Wright were dropped.

Dellis Mariano and her son-in-law, Deon Wright, appeared in court before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and were found guilty of drug possession. The Chief Magistrate fined Mariano $2,000 which she had to pay up front or serve 6 months in prison. Wright was fined $3,000 which he had to pay up front or serve 6 months in prison.  Mariano was able to pay her $2,000 fine and escaped going to jail but Deon Wright could not pay his and he was escorted to the Hattieville Prison.