Two years in jail over loaded gun


Tribune Court Reporter


A MAN was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for the seizure of a loaded firearm last November.

Dean Smith, 20, and four other men all stood before Senior Magistrate Derence A Rolle Davis on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

On November 13, 2022, the men were arrested by authorities after they were found with a black Austria Glock .40 pistol with the serial number erased. At the time of their arrest, they were also found with 11 unfired rounds of .40 ammunition.

During an earier court appearance, Dean pleaded guilty to the charge while his co-accused all pleaded not guilty.

In his latest appearance before the magistrate Dean was sentenced to two years in prison for the firearm and ammunition charges to be served concurrently. He was further informed that time served would be taken into consideration from his remand in November.

The remaining accused had the charges against them withdrawn.

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