Teen sentenced for possession of illegal gun and ammunition

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Shamal Plass

19-year-old Shamal Plass was, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, sentenced to two years in prison, for the possession of an illegal gun and ammunition.
Plass appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced by Magistrate Faith McGusty for two offences.

Particulars of the first charge stated that, on November 3, 2019, at Laing Avenue, he had in his possession one .38 revolver without being the holder of a firearm licence.
The second charge stated that, on the same day, and at the same place, he had 3 live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.
Magistrate McGusty sentenced Plass to two years on each charge and ordered that the ‘sentences’ run concurrently.

Plass, on his first appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, pleaded guilty to the charge and stated that, “I went to buy powder and pampers for my baby and Sherwin Fordyce come n give me a black bag to hold and I check it and see the gun in a cloth. I take it out and put it in my waist cause I didn’t know what to do with it, and the police pull up and snatch me”.

According to information, on the day in question, around 06:30 hours, the police received information and based on the information received they went to Laing Avenue where they found Plass sitting on the corner. The police approached Plass and asked that he subjected himself to a search and the gun and ammunition were found in his pants waist. Plass was told of the allegation and was later charged.