Sunday 8 December, 2019

LAST ONE OUT: Farmer granted bail on six-person ammunition rap

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A 26-year-old man who was jointly charged with five others after 50 rounds of illegal ammunition were found in a motorcar they were travelling in, was granted bail when he appeared in the St Thomas Parish Court last week.

The accused, Jason Powers, a farmer or Lyssons in St Thomas, had his bail set at $300,000.

In addition, he was ordered by the court to surrender his travel documents, and a stop order was placed on him at all ports of entry and exit.

Powers was slapped with a charge of illegal possession of ammunition along with five others; Jermaine Lawrence, Tashagaye Spencer, Tremaine Dixon, Sowen Shim and Rosemarie Sewell. All five, who were also present in court, had their bails extended.

The case is set to be further mentioned on June 19.

The allegations are that on April 8, a team of police officers stopped a motorcar which was being operated as a taxi, along the Yallahs main road in St Thomas.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, and a package containing fifty 9mm rounds of ammunition was found under a carpet behind the driver's seat.

The six persons - four men and two women - who were travelling in the motorcar, could not account for the ammunition.

They were all taken into custody and later charged in relation to the find and seizure.

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