A 17-year-old, who is alleged to have had an illegal weapon and ammunition in his possession, was today given an automatic 28-day stay at Dodds prison.
Jaquan Antonio Richards, of No.16, Lacelles Terrace, Pinelands, St Michael, is accused of having the firearm and 16 rounds of ammunition on November 6, without a valid licence.
The teenager, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy Sargeant.
However, Richards pleaded not guilty to allegedly having $70 worth of cannabis in his possession on the same day.
He is due to reappear in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on December 7.