Guinea Grass carpenter jailed for crack

Posted: May 10, 2016. 6:54 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Magistrate Dale Cayetano today sent 53 year old Augustine Pott to jail for the mandatory 3 years and issued a 10 thousand dollar fine after finding the carpenter from Guinea Grass, Orange Walk, guilty of drug trafficking.POtt

Pott was found aboard a Sarteneja bus in Belize City with about 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine in his left shirt pocket on May 27, 2014; but he had been followed by Special Branch police for several months before the bust was made.

A woman officer located the drugs in a black plastic bag containing three separate transparent plastic bags

At trial, Pott said nothing to defend himself. He chose to remain silent.

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