American Busted with Cannabis at Belize’s Airport

Updated: April 13, 2016

Thirty-six year old American national Russel Reid, a salesman of Los Angeles who was busted with one point four grams of cannabis at Phillip Goldson International Airport, pled guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled drug when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith. Chief Magistrate Smith pointed out that he should also have been charged with attempting to export cannabis and she fined him five hundred dollars. She ordered him to pay forthwith and told him that if he defaults on payment he will serve six months. Reid paid the fine and he was released. The incident occurred around 9:16 this morning. Reid was about to board an American Airline flight to Los Angeles when his luggage was scanned and it revealed that he had cannabis in his luggage.