Two years for possession of unlicenced firearm

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FIFTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD David Nelson was, on Friday October 11, 2019, sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and fined $15,000 by Magistrate Dylon Bess.
Nelson appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was found guilty, after months on trial.

Particulars of the charge stated that, on November 9, 2017, at Quamina Street, he had a rifle in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm licence.

According to particulars of the matter, the police, acting on information received, proceeded to the address where they conducted a search on Nelson’s vehicle and, under the seat, they discovered the unlicensed rifle. Nelson was arrested, and, at the station he had given a caution statement to the police admitting that he bought the gun from a Brazilian.

Magistrate Bess told Nelson that he found sufficient evidence against him and sentenced him to serve two years’ imprisonment and fined him $15,000.