Monday 20th May, 2019-Ezioke Henry of Golden Grove who was charged by police over the weekend for possession of Illegal Firearm, ammunition and drugs was convicted and fined $7,500 in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court today.
Henry appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh and pleaded guilty to all charges.
He was fined $5,000 forthwith for possession of firearm and $1,000 for possession of ammunition, which he has to pay by 30th June. He was further fined an additional $1,500 on the drugs charge, which also has to be paid by the end of June. In default he will serve 6 months in prison.
Police officers attached to Dockyard Police Station were on mobile around 12:30 pm on Friday, when they came across the 28yr-old man near a bus stop in English Harbour acting suspicious. A search was conducted on a knapsack he was carrying and one .25 pistol and 8 matching rounds of ammunition were found concealed inside.
A further search was carried out at his home and one .25 spent ammunition shell, along with 24 Cannabis plants were found growing in his yard. The illegal items were seized and taken to the police station. He was subsequently charged.