29-year-old Alvin Spencer and 25-year-old Jason McLeod, both of Swetes, were convicted and sentenced to Her Majesty’s Prison on charges of possession of firearms and ammunition in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court on Thursday before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards.
Spencer pleaded guilty to possession of one .25 pistol and six matching rounds of ammunition. He was convicted and sentenced to one year for possession of a firearm and three months for possession of ammunition.
Meanwhile, his co-accused, McLeod, pleaded guilty to possession of one .38 revolver and five matching rounds of ammunition. McLeod was convicted and sentenced to one year for possession of a firearm and three months for possession of ammunition. Both sentences are to run concurrently.
Both men were among five people jointly charged by police, after they were found to be in possession of the illegal weapons during a search of the men’s home in Swetes on Tuesday 4th February.
The complaints against the others accused were withdrawn before the court.