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Layou man gets three years for gun, ammo possession

Layou man gets three years for gun, ammo possession


Layou resident, Edward Hazelwood will be spending the Christmas holidays in a new environment after he was convicted on gun and ammunition possession charges.{{more}}

Hazelwood, who appeared at the Serious Offences Court yesterday, had initially pleaded not guilty to possession of a .40 22 calibre Glock pistol and 13 rounds of .40 ammunition.

When he later changed his plea to guilty, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias sentenced him to three years in prison on the gun charge and two years for the ammunition.

The sentences will run concurrently.

According to the facts read out in court, on December 13, 2014 at about 4:40 p.m., acting on information received, corporal 723 Nolan Dallaway headed a party of Rapid Response Unit personnel to Lowmans Leeward.

On arrival, a vehicle was seen travelling towards Campden Park and when stopped, officers searched the occupants of the car.

None of the other occupants of the vehicle were in possession of anything illegal and when Dallaway searched Hazelwood, he found the loaded weapon tucked away in the waist of Hazelwood’s pants.

When questioned, Hazelwood told corporal Dallaway that he found the gun at hospital corner.

In court, he told the chief magistrate that he had no intention of using the firearm and asked her to exercise some leniency on him.(KW)