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Man found with gun, 57 bullets, and drugs pleads guilty

Dion Thomas (foreground) being escorted from the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole recently.

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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  1. Slackness says:

    The law needs to be changed and be more strict when it comes to guns. SMH

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  2. What!! says:

    Dont matter pleading guilty to save courts time , max. sentence for carrying automatic pistol is the only way to stop these gun carrying idiots. Caught red handed you have no choice but to plead guilty.

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  3. Concern says:

    Two young men coming out of the court. Come on men! the Lord specifically call you all because you are strong. He never made a mistake YET. Rise up Men you could do much better with his help. Thanks

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  4. BJD says:

    liable to a fine no fewer than $50,000, imprisonment for a term no fewer than five years, OR both.

    Hmm, at least this could have taken a second read.

    Good job Police!

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