A Hannah’s Estate man held last month with an illegal firearm, 12.1 grams of cannabis, and nearly 60 rounds of ammunition has pleaded guilty to the offences.
Dion Thomas answered to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy on Wednesday, September 12.
Police reportedly held the 39-year-old offender during a stop-and-search operation on August 6.
The court heard that Thomas was carrying an XD-45 semi-automatic pistol, 47 rounds of .9 calibre bullets, and an additional 10 rounds of .45 calibre bullets on the day in question.
He was subsequently arrested and charged.
Thomas, who is being represented by defence attorneys Patrick Thompson and Reynela Rawlins, is scheduled to return to court on September 21.
According to the territories amended gun laws, a person convicted for unlawfully being possession of a firearm is liable to a fine no fewer than $50,000, imprisonment for a term no fewer than five years, OR both.
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