When police discovered a brown toothbrush holder stored in a kitchen at a Christ Church house they checked the inside and found a bullet.
Rommell Anwar Tallman Smith was charged with possession of that bullet and now has nine months to pay $5000 to the court or spend an alternative nine-month sentence at HMP Dodds.
This was the sentence handed down to Smith by Justice Christopher Birch in the No. 5A Supreme Court.
According to the facts read by Senior Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas, police executed a warrant on October 10, 2016 at the home of Roger Alexis Smith, Rommell’s brother. They intended to search for a firearm and ammunition at the Parish Land residence.
On arrival, Rommell answered the door and immediately ran which aroused the suspicion of police, who gave chase. They held him and brought him back inside where Roger was standing with an officer. Rommell told officers that he also lived at the residence.
While searching the small ledge of a partition in the kitchen, they found the single round in the toothbrush holder.
Rommell admitted ownership of the bullet telling officers he found it on a pasture. His brother denied knowing anything.