March 09, 2021A team of officers assigned to the Kingston Eastern Police Division arrested and charged 38-year-old Renardo Blackwood, a construction worker of Mammie River district, Gordon Town, Kingston 6 and D’Aguilar Road, Kingston 2 with Illegal Possession of Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition during a joint police/military operation on Monday, March 8.

Reports from the Elletson Road Police are that about 11:00 a.m., lawmen were in the area when a premises that was occupied by Blackwood was searched and one black plastic bag containing seven twelve gauge cartridges were found on top of white chest of drawer.  Further checks of the dwelling was conducted and one Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol with amagazine containing twelve 9mm cartridges and one  magazine containing thirteen 9mm cartridgeswere found.

He was subsequently taken into custody and was formally charged following a question and answer session in the presence of his attorney.

His court date is being finalised.