Man Sentenced To Two Years For Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition 

PR – Lance Edwards, 35 years old Unemployed of Coals Gap, St. David,  who was charged with Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition, made his final court appearance at the St. David Magistrate Court, on Thursday 6th June 2024. On being convicted, he was sentenced to two years at His Majesty’s Prison.

Mr. Edwards was charged with the offences following an operation conducted by police on Saturday 18th May 2024, in which  one (1) .380-caliber Star pistol along with four (4) .380-caliber rounds of ammunition were found in the vehicle he was driving. 

The RGPF reminds the general public that the firearms amnesty is in effect and ends on July 31st, 2024. During this period, we encourage anyone who is in possession of an illegal firearm or ammunition, to turn it in at the most convenient police station or at Police Headquarters, Fort George, without fear of prosecution or being questioned. Additionally, if you know someone who has an illegal firearm or ammunition in their possession, please encourage them to turn it in. 

Taking advantage of the firearm amnesty will prevent criminal charges and ultimately harsh penalties for possession of firearm or ammunition. It will also reduce other firearm related incidents, thus making our country safer.