Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: Detectives attached to the Falmouth CIB Department have now confirmed that, the female who was arrested and charged on Sunday, June 17, in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm and a quantity of ganja at a People’s National Party meeting which was being held at the Falmouth All Age School, was remanded into custody when she appeared in the Western Regional Gun Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
The accused woman, Shashana Campbell, 33-year-old unemployed of Hague Settlement in Trelawny answered to charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition when she appeared in Court. The accused is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Henry McCurdy, who will make a bail application upon her return to Court on Friday, July 5, 2018.
Reports are that on Sunday, a team of officers were on Patrol in Falmouth area when they went to a People’s National Party political meeting which was being held at the Falmouth All Age School in Trelawny
Upon reaching the location, they saw Campbell who was about to enter the meeting and demanded a search of her handbag. Campbell quickly handed the handbag to one of the police officers and ran. The police gave chase and the Campbell was held and brought back to the location.
The bag was searched in her presence and found to contain a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a magazine containing 10 live rounds. A parcel which contained ganja was also found in the handbag.
Our news team also learned that, the female in her defense stated that the weapon and the drugs must have been planted in her handbag while she visited a public restroom at the location.