Justice for Justus Opot in pot case
Two U.S. citizens accused drug trafficking in Juarez were freed this afternoon by a district judge.
“I am very satisfied with the judge’s decision,” said Mario Zamora, attorney for Dr. Justus Lawrence Opot. “There was justice.”
Opot, 40 and Marisol Pérez, 33, were arrested the morning of Jan. 12 for turning 110 pounds of marijuana to the federal police in Juárez. Both said someone had planted the drugs in Pérez’s car without them knowing hoping the drugs would move into El Paso, where the defendants work at a mental health agency.
JUAREZ — Witnesses for the defense testified Tuesday that U.S. citizens Dr. Justus Lawrence Opot and Marisol Pérez were not trafficking drugs but were victims of someone planting narcotics on them.
Opot, 40, and Pérez, 33, face federal drug charges in Juárez stemming from a Jan. 12 detention. Police arrested them after the two turned over 110 pounds of marijuana they had found in Pérez’s car. Both Opot and Pérez say the drugs did not belong to them…