Resident of Canefield says he is not to be blamed for the unlicensed firearm found in his cupboard


A forty-five year old man of Twelfth Street Canefield was brought before the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Monday October 18th 2010 on charges of possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to supply. Carl John Williams pleaded guilty to three charges and not guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply as he said that he only has the cannabis in his possession for his personal use. When asked by the Magistrate about the unlicensed firearm, Williams said that he kept the gun for sentimental reasons rather than functional as the gun did not belong to him but that of his deceased father. Magistrate Evelina Baptiste took William’s plea into consideration however fined him $900 for the charge of possession of firearm. The fine is due by February 28th 2011 or in default 6 months in prison, $1000 for possession of ammunition and $600 for possession of cannabis to be paid by February 28th 2011 or he will serve an additional 4 months in prison.

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