Rupununi man gets 3 years for one bullet
On Friday last, a resident of North Rupununi received a three year jail sentence after pleading guilty to the illegal possession of ammunition.
The man appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octave- Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The police said that on May 17 at North Rupununi, Winston Frank had in his possession one 9.1C.B.C. round, although he was not the owner of a licence. The man pleaded guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor’s facts revealed that on the day in question, ranks from the Lethem Police Station, acting on information, went to the defendant’s home and conducted a search. During the search they found a bag next to the defendant’s doorway. Inside that bag, a white plastic bag was found containing the round and one empty yellow 20 gauge cartridge.
The police said that the prohibited item was shown to Frank and he admitted ownership. Frank was later taken to the police station where he was charged for the offence.
When Frank was asked by the court whether he had anything to say before sentencing, he paused before replying, “I don’t think I want to say anything.”
A three year sentence and a $75,000 fine were then imposed.