Frank Ross, 23, for whom a wanted bulletin had been issued in connection with a large quantity of arms and ammunition find on Regent Street during the latter part of last year, has been charged.
The man who hails from 36 Fifth Street, Alberttown, made his appearance yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson.
Ross was read two charges including possession of several high powered weapons without being the holder of a license and possession of ammunitions.
The first charge read that on Wednesday September 28 of last year, Ross had in his possession two .9 mm Intratec semi automatic pistols, bearing serial number 118419; one 12 gauge semi automatic shotgun bearing serial number, WT 3126; and one AK-47 rifle without being the holder of a valid firearm license.
The other charge read that on the same date he had in his possession nine .45 rounds of ammunition, 141 9mm rounds of ammunition, 104 .32 rounds of ammunition, 43 10-mm rounds of ammunition, 11 12-gauge cartridges, two dozen 7.62X39 rounds of ammunition, one 7.62X35, three .38 rounds of ammunitions, nineteen .22 rounds of ammunition, one hundred and forty .40 rounds of ammunition, two 357 rounds of ammunition, one .38 rounds of ammunitions, three .32 rounds of ammunition and two .38 rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm license.
To both charges Ross pleaded not guilty. He was not represented. In his own defense, Ross told the court that he is into mining and works in various parts of the interior. When asked if he had anything to say all Ross said that he is innocent of the charges.
Police Prosecutor Denise Griffith asked that bail be refused in the matter and that the case be transferred to another court.
Ross has been remanded and is expected to make his next court appearance on February 11 before Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton.
Last September, the police had issued wanted bulletins for Ross, businessmen Joseph Aboud, called ‘Trini’, and Clayton Hutson after a large amount of weapons were found hidden in a barrel.
After the bulletins were issued, both Aboud and Hutson turned themselves over to the police on separate occasions with their lawyers. The men were subsequently released after being detained for a few days each and after their respective lawyers moved to the High Court.
However, Ross never turned himself in and it is still not clear when he was arrested.
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