A Trelawny fisherman has been charged with breaches of the Firearms Act following the seizure of an M16 rifle and several rounds of ammunition during an operation in Scarlett Hall district in the parish on Thursday, July 01.
He is 39-year-old Courey Brown of Scarlett Hall in the parish. He was charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.
Reports are that about 5:30 a.m., officers searched a premises occupied by Brown. One unassembled M16 Colt rifle and two magazines containing thirty-one 5.56 cartridges were found under a bed. Additionally, two bottles, one containing ten .40 rounds of ammunition and the other containing twelve .44 rounds of ammunition, were found at the back of the premises.
Brown’s court date is being finalized.