Father and Son Taken to Court for Weed Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

Jose GallegoPolice conducted a search at a tire shop on Central American Boulevard owned by 67-year-old Genaro Gallego at 12 noon on Thursday, April 11th. Inside they found a bag containing 213 grams of cannabis stashed inside a tire. Gallego and his 33-year-old son, Jose Gallego, were arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

Later that day they were escorted to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court to answer to the charge before Magistrate Dale Cayetano. Jose Gallego took responsibility for the drugs and pleaded guilty to the offense. Magistrate Cayetano issued a non-custodial sentence and fined him $10,000 plus $5 cost of court. There was no order for upfront payment and he must pay the fine by August 31 of this year or serve jail time in default. 

The charge was withdrawn from Genaro Gallego and he walked free along with his son.