Belize City Resident Claims Innocence Amid Drug Charges and Alleged Police Abuse

Belize City Resident Claims Innocence Amid Drug Charges and Alleged Police Abuse

A Belize City resident, charged with 5 counts of drug-related offenses, is claiming innocence and police abuse. Today, 57-year-old Edgbert Davis appeared with his attorney Leeroy Banner in the Belize City magistrate’s court, where he was charged with 5 counts of possession of a controlled drug. Police say Davis was busted yesterday with 125 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of crack cocaine, 115 grams of crack cocaine, 170 grams of marijuana during a raid at his residence on an island just outside of Belize City. Davis claims he was abused and during this morning’s session, his attorney informed the court that Davis was allegedly beaten by police while in custody. Davis spoke about his experience outside of court. 

Davis pleaded not guilty and was offered bail of $7,000 plus one surety of the same amount or two sureties of $3,500 each. Additionally, he was ordered to pay a significant amount of money towards an old court bill of $1,300. David met bail and paid $900 towards his old court bill. His next court date is set for May 31.

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