THE COURT REPORT – Monday, January, 11th. 2021

Police nabs woman driver with weed  in her possession

By Anita  Nembhard/Flowers
Belize City, Mon. Jan. 11, 2021

A woman who was driving a vehicle, suspected of carrying drugs, landed in police custody where she was found in possession of 121 grams of weed. 

She is 27-year-old Nikesha Rhaburn, pf Belize City.

This morning. Rhaburn  who was  unrepresented  appeared before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford where she was read a single charge  of possession of a controlled  drug with intent  to supply to another  person or persons for the purpose of drug trafficking.

Allegations are that on Friday, January 8, 2021, whilst  at Precinct 1 Police Station located on Euphrates Avenue, inside the charge  room, she had in her possession,121 grams of cannabis, ( which is a little bit over 1/4 pound )

In court, Rhaburn pleaded  not guilty to the drug charge  and since there was no objection to bail by the Prosecutor,  Corporal Poot, Rhaburn was offered bail in the sum of $1,500.00 plus one surety of the same amount which she was  able to meet by 1:00 this afternoon.

Her next court appearance  is scheduled for March 9, 2021. 

According to police, on Friday,  January 8, 2021, at 2:10 p.m., acting on intelligence of a vehicle with suspected cannabis, they followed a car which later came to a stop and parked near the fish bridge on West  Collect Canal.

According to the report, PC – Giovanni Moody, PC- Paul Faber and other members of the Covid-19 Task Force intercepted the vehicle and inquired about its occupants..

Inside the vehicle was the driver, identified as Nikesha Rhaburn along with a female sitting in the front  passenger seat who was holding a baby and a third female  in the back seat.

Police requested the driver to present her driver’s license and other documents  and all inside the vehicle was informed  of a search  to be done inside the vehicle  for suspected cannabis.   

A search of the vehicle was done and nothing  incriminating was found but the vehicle and its occupants were  taken to the Euphrates Avenue Police Station, Precinct  1 where during a search of her person, police found a bag of suspected cannabis on Rhaburn, which led to her being charged  criminally for drug trafficking.