BELIZE CITY, Tues. Oct. 20, 2020– Woman Police Constable (WPC) Stephanie Patnett Cima and four females who were with her when they were found in possession of over 23 pounds of cannabis on Saturday, October 17, 2020, have been freed of a joint charge of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.
Based on follow-up investigations, police were also able to charge George Alexander Anglin, 42, a Belizean construction worker of #14 Mopan Street, Orange Walk Town, for the same offence.
The six accused appeared on October 19 in front of Magistrate Deborah Rogers, where all females pleaded not guilty and Anglin took the rap and stated that the drugs were his property.
The charges against the females were subsequently dropped.
Pleas were heard from the defense attorneys, and Anglin also spoke from the dock, asking for leniency and telling the court he was sorry.
Magistrate Rogers imposed a non-custodial sentence of $10,000 on him and granted an application for Anglin’s vehicle to be forfeited. Additionally, he was ordered to pay $3,000 forthwith and was given a year to pay the $7,000 balance.
According to the officer commanding the National Crime Investigation Branch, ACP Joseph Myvett, WPC Cima is not completely off the hook, as she will be facing disciplinary actions from the Police Department.