Brian Brown of George Street was denied bail by the Supreme Court last week, but a delay in his trial, which was to begin in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, June 25, may have given him a second chance at getting bail.
Brown’s trouble with the law began on May 16, when a team of Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) officers raided his home in his absence and found a plastic bags containing cocaine, crack and marijuana.
The GSU also seized some cash in Belize and United States currencies and an unregistered bullet proof vest.
Because the vest falls under the Amendment to the Firearms Act, Brown could not obtain bail at the Magistrate Court level.
Brown appeared before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Frazer on Monday, expecting to commence his trial for drug trafficking and the vest.
But the prosecution was not ready to proceed; so Frazer adjourned his case for July 31.
Frazer informed Brown that her court could not offer him bail; however, he could file another bail application at the Supreme Court.
Ellis Arnold, S.C., one of Brown’s attorneys, is doing just that.
Brown had been on the run for about a week before he turned himself in to police in the company of one of his attorneys, Dickie Bradley.