A 44-year-old plumber was granted an automatic 28-day stay at HMP Dodds today on firearm charges.
Shawn Nathaniel Slocombe, of Emmanuel Court, Tudor Bridge, St Michael is alleged to have had a firearm in his possession on October 19 without a valid licence as well as six rounds of ammunition.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charges but said he was guilty of having a quantity of cannabis in his possession on the same date.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry said the illicit drug was found in a pair of pants belonging to Slocombe when police executed a search warrant at this residence.
In mitigating on his client’s behalf attorney-at-law Romain Marshall urged the court to impose a fine that Slocombe’s family could pay on his behalf.
He now has two weeks to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court a $600 fine if he wants to avoid spending three months in prison.
Slocombe is also accused of dishonestly receiving a firearm and assisting in its retention knowing or believing that it had been stolen.
The accused was not required to plead to that indictable charge which allegedly occurred between June 3, 2004 and October 19, 2018.
Slocombe returns before Magistrate Douglas Frederick on November 19.