Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 2:26 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: A Belize City woman has been fined the minimum for a conviction of drug trafficking.
Amica Pitts, whose trial started over a year ago but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was found guilty of possession of controlled drugs with the intent to supply, in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Police say they went to a house on November 18, 2019, and saw someone run from the front of the house to the back. The arresting officer testified in court that he found Pitts trying to dispose of marijuana, which, when weighed, amounted to 853 grams.
Pitts argued that she heard a commotion at the front of the house and went to see what was happening, and the officer blamed her for the weed. She contended that it belonged to her boyfriend who was using the house as a stash house for weed and that she was only there because her home was being repaired.
Despite her testimony, the Magistrate found her guilty and fined Pitts $5,000, which she must pay by January 2023, or she will spend 18 months in jail.
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