A TEENAGER on Tuesday appeared before a city magistrate allegedly for being in possession of ammunition.
Nineteen-year-old Renaldo Morgan who resides in Charlestown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
It was alleged that on June 9, 2018 at Lombard Street, Georgetown, Morgan had in his possession three live .32 rounds of ammunition without being a licensed holder.
The teen who attends the Government Technical Institute (GTI) denied the charge. His attorney Nekeisha Persaud, told the court that her client was innocent and that on the day of question Morgan saw a $100 note and picked it up. At the same time he was approached by the Police but that he had no idea that there was something wrapped inside the $100 note.
According to the police facts given in court, on the day in question police ranks were on a patrol duty when the defendant was seen standing on the roadway acting in a suspicious manner. The cops in conducting a search on him discovered he was clutching a $100 note in his left hand. The money was wrapped around the ammunition. Morgan was told of the offence and taken to the police station.
The prosecutor objected to bail but the magistrate ordered that he post $10, 000 for his pre-trial liberty and that he reports to the police station every morning before he goes to school. Morgan is also to himself available for counseling.
The matter was adjourned to June 29, 2018.