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Vendor faces charges of firearm, ammunition and marijuana possession

Vendor faces charges of  firearm, ammunition and marijuana possession
Mickel Laidlow

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A 28-year-old vendor is facing serious charges of possession of a homemade firearm, shotgun ammunition, along with marijuana possession.

Mickel Laidlow of Block 2000 appeared before the Serious Offences Court (SOC) on Monday, December 7.

There the charge was read to him that last Friday, December 4, in Block 2000, he was in possession of 498 g of Marijuana, one unlawful homemade firearm (make and serial number unknown) and one round of unlicensed 12-gauge ammunition.

Police investigations allege that these were in the young man’s possession at around 4 am on the said date.

The defendant maintained his innocence on all counts.

There was no objection to his bail, with sufficiency of surety.

Subsequently, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne allowed bail in the sum of $15,000, with one surety. He was ordered to surrender travel documents, and report to the Central Police Station twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays.

The vendor was placed on a curfew between 7 pm and 6 am, and the matter adjourned to January 4, 2021.

Laidlow’s aunt stood as surety for him, and his bail was successfully secured.

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