Thirty year old Casey Reynolds, a resident of 8344 Riverside Street, Belize City, was fined $10,000 today by the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking for 229 grams of cannabis.
Reynolds was ordered to pay $5,000 forthwith and the balance by December 31, 2014. If he defaults on payment he will serve 3 years. Reynolds was unable to pay the $5,000 so he was taken to prison.
Casey Reynolds was also charged with possession of 2 grams of cannabis and possession of a pipe adopted for smoking controlled drugs. He pleaded guilty to these charges but no sentence was given for them.
On November 20, police went to Reynolds residence to execute a search warrant. Upon their arrival they saw a male person run through the back door and throw a bulky black plastic bag in the pit of an outdoor latrine. When the police retrieved the bag it contained 229 grams of cannabis.
The police also reported that when they searched the house they found 2 grams of cannabis under a white cap on a bucket and a brown rubber pipe on a table.