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.