18 months hard labour for man caught with gun in knapsack
A 29-year-old man was sentenced to 18 months hard labour, for having a loaded firearm in his knapsack.
Karl Richardson was arrested on October 30, by officers of the South Western Division Task Force.
According to police reports, at about 5:30 pm that day, the officers had cause to stop and search a gold Nissan Tiida at Gopie Trace, Penal. The search yielded a knapsack containing a pistol and an empty magazine in the vehicle's back seat.
As a result, Richardson, a labourer of Borde Narve Village, was arrested and charged.
He was brought before Magistrate Margaret Alert this week, where he plead guilty to the allegations.
He said that he only had the firearm because he wanted to sell it or get rid of it, as he was trying to change his life around, and no longer be involved in criminal activities.
He was subsequently sentenced.
Cpl Denver Marsh was the complainant (charging officer) in this matter.
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