The police at the Freeport police station in Montego Bay, St James say they have now laid criminal charges against a 31 year old Tiler following the seizure of an illegal firearm at his home on Sunday morning, July 29th.
The accused that is now facing charges of illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition has been identified as George Grant, otherwise called ‘Blane’ of Maffota district also in St James.
Reports by the police are that about 6:00 am, on Sunday, a team of officers carried out an operation at a house in Maffota.
During the search of the house and the outside premises, the lawmen discovered a .45 Pistol loaded with six live .45 rounds, and an empty 9mm magazine.
Grant, along with his 66 year old step-father, who occupied the premises were taken into custody. Following an investigation, Grant informed the lawmen that he was the one who hid the firearm.
The elderly man was later released and Grant slapped with charges. He is booked to appear in the Western Regional Gun Court this weekend.
By: News Reporter