Duo remanded on ammo charge, trial date set

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Sevorn Burton and co-accused Darren Thomas, charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison pending their trial on June 19.

They pleaded not guilty when they appeared before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards yesterday. Since magistrates are not authorised to grant bail on gun offences, the duo will remain behind bars at least until trial or if they are granted bail in the High Court.

The police have accused the men of unlawful possession of 35 rounds of 9-millimetre range full jacket ammunition.

Last week, Burton was the first to be accused of the crimes and he was remanded on Friday to return yesterday for a continuation of the matter.

Meanwhile, Burton has other charges to answer, but those are indictable so the magistrate has set June 19 for committal, which is when he will know whether there’s enough evidence to send the matter to the High Court for trial.

The 27-year-old man, who surrendered to the police last week, is charged with unlawful possession of 22 pounds of cannabis, intent to transfer the drugs, supply of cannabis, and drug trafficking.

He faces additional charges of possession and cultivation of 157 cannabis plants. The police said the offences occurred on March 9, which was when they went to arrest Burton who had been hiding in the abandoned property at Sea View Farm.

Some of the items were allegedly found inside the house after Burton let loose a pitbull on the cops and escaped.

The police shot dead the dog and chased the suspect but he managed to evade them.

They continued their search of the property and allegedly found more drugs in a vehicle he had parked outside.

Days later he surrendered after a wanted bulletin was issued for his arrest, describing him as armed and extremely dangerous.

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