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Father and Daughter back home after daughter takes rap for weed found at their house

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024. 9:49 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Retired father Alberto Lanza, 68, and his daughter Elia Lanza are back home after Elia took responsibility for marijuana found at their residence this week. The pair, residents of Belama Phase 3, appeared unrepresented in Belize City Magistrate’s Court on charges of drug possession on Wednesday.

Elia Lanza pleaded guilty to possession of 23.9 grams of cannabis found in their house and 116.9 grams found in their yard. She was fined $50 plus a $5 court fee due by June 28, 2024, and $250 plus a $5 court fee due by July 31, 2024. Upon her guilty plea, charges against her father were dropped.

The marijuana was discovered on May 21, 2024, during a bust at their home. Elia described the cannabis as her personal supply, not intended for sale.

 

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