Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: The police in the parish of Trelawny say they have now laid criminal charges against one of two men, who were taken into custody on Tuesday, January 15, in connection with the seizure of three illegal firearms, including two high-powered rifles.
The lawmen have released the name of the accused man as 36-year-old Karon Williams, a farmer of Samuel Prospect district also in Trelawny.
Williams has since been charged with three counts of Illegal Possession of Firearm, five counts of illegal possession of ammunition, and possession of Personal Identification.
The accused man who is represented by Attorney-at-Law Samuel Smith, will appear in the Western Regional Gun Court on Monday, January 28, and will then reappear in the Trelawny Parish Court, to answer to Lottery Scam charges, at a later date.
Reports by the Trelawny police are that about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, a team of officers were carrying out an operation along a section of Kerry Park main road, when they intercepted a motor car with two men on board.
The lawmen carried out a search of the vehicle and both occupants. The search resulted in the seizure of a Beretta 9-mm semi-automatic pistol, fitted with a magazine containing seven live rounds.
Both men were brought to their homes and a search carried out of each premises. During the search of one premises, the lawmen discovered an AK-47 assault rifle and an M-16 rifle along with (52) 5.6 rounds.
Both men were then transported to the Trelawny lockup, but after being questioned, Williams was charged and the other man released.