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Couple busted with almost 20 pounds of weed

By Michelle Sutherland

A man and woman have been charged by Belmopan police for drug trafficking after they were busted with seven parcels of cannabis totaling just over 18 pounds.

Brittany Hutchinson 22, of Teakettle village and Ernesto Almendarez, 29, of Belmopan were charged yesterday in Belmopan Magistrate Court.

According to police, around 6:45 p.m., while officers were conducting operations in Teakettle, their attention was drawn to a white Toyota Matrix which was parked beside the road.

Cops saw Almendarez standing beside the vehicle while Hutchinson was seated inside the passenger side. Police conducted a and found the drugs.

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