Jamaica Crime News, St James: One of five men, who were arrested in connection with the seizure of two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition at a popular resort in Montego Bay, St James, on Friday, September 28, is scheduled to appear before the Western Regional Gun Court today, December 4.
The accused 25-year-old, Jermaine Drummonds, labourer of Spring Mount in St James, was remanded into custody when he appeared in Court on Monday, November 5.
His four co-accused, 20-year-old Kenrick McIntosh, 23-year-old Akeem Anthony Reid, 19-year-old Lavonta Rhoden, 25-year-old Dermain Marlon Wood, all unemployed and of Spring Mount addresses, were each granted bail in the sum of $400,000 when they appeared in Court on November 5.
As part of their bail condition, the men are supposed to report to the Spring Mount police station, twice each week.
Drummonds was remanded into custody until December 4, after the presiding Judge was informed that he had additional charges of Wounding with intent, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition pending in court.
The police stated that Drummonds was being sought for his involvement in a shooting incident which occurred in Spring Mount community on August 5.
All five men were arrested during a police operation carried out at Hotel Gloriana, located along Sunset Boulevard in Montego Bay on Friday, September 28.
Reports by the police are that about 5:45 a.m., the police acted upon information and went to the Hotel Gloriana, where two rooms were raided.
During a search of the rooms which were occupied by the men, one Chrome Colt 45 pistol fitted with a magazine containing 18 live rounds and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol which was also loaded with 18 live rounds.