Nineteen-year-old Shamar Plass of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was moments ago sentenced to two years imprisonment on an illegal gun and ammo charge.
The sentencing was handed down by Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
It is alleged that on November 3, 2019, at Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, he had in his possession a .38 revolver when he was not the holder of a firearm licensed enforced at the time.
It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he had in his possession three live rounds of .38 ammunition.
The unrepresented teen, in addressing the court stated, ”I have to tell the truth. I came out of my house and went to buy pampers and powder. While on the road I saw Sherwin Fordyce and he give me the gun to hold so I put it in my pants waist,”
However, facts presented by Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell stated that on the day in question, around 18:30 hrs, police, acting on information, went to Laing Avenue where they observed the defendant sitting at the side of the road.
The court heard that the ranks approached him and requested to carry out a search and the firearm was found in the waist of his pants.
He was then told of the offence and taken to the station, hence the present charge.
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Plass to two years imprisonment on each of the charges.
However, the charges will run concurrently so Plass will only be spending two years behind bars.