An unemployed man got an automatic 28-day stay at HMP Dodds Wednesday after appearing in a Bridgetown Court on gun, ammunition and other charges.
Jabari Kenrico Gamble of Lot 1, St Paul’s Avenue, Bayville, St Michael went before Magistrate Douglas Frederick charged that, on July 3, he unlawfully had in his possession a firearm without a valid licence and 12 rounds of ammunition without the necessary permit to do so.
The 24-year-old was not required to plead to the indictable charges when they were read to him in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
No bail application can be made in the magistrates’ court on such a charge, and as such, Gamble, who was represented by attorney-at-law Naomi Lynton, was remanded to the St Philip penal institution until July 31.
However, his legal troubles did not end there as he is also charged along with Kreigg Orlando Christopher of Dunlow Lane, St Michael with possession, possession with intent to supply and having possession of a trafficable quantity of cannabis.
Gamble told Magistrate Frederick he was not guilty of the offence, while Christopher, who is not known to the court, pleaded guilty.
The drugs, which were discovered on July 3, weighed 88 grammes and had an estimated street value of $440.
Christopher, 22, now has to complete 240 hours of community service if he wants to keep his criminal record clean.
He must also undergo random drug testing during that time and return to court on November 3 for an update on his community service.