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Ladyville man busted with crack cocaine pleads guilty to drug possession

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2022. 7:38 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News: A Ladyville man who tried to hide crack cocaine in his palm during a police search has been fined for drug possession.

Forty-six-year-old Santos Lazo appeared unrepresented in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where he was read a single charge of possession of controlled drugs.

Lazo pleaded not guilty to the charge and was fined $200 plus cost of court which he must pay by December 30 or face two months in jail.

Police say that around 2:30 p.m. on November 14, police stopped Lazo near a shop and performed a search, finding a small amount of crack cocaine that could not adequately be determined by a scale.


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