A twenty two year old undergraduate university student on a full scholarship has escaped prison time and will be able to continue his studies after he was found with a box of ammunition.
According to a report from The Star, the student was fined $20,000 or six months on Thursday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court after he was caught with the ammunition.
Charged with illegal possession of ammunition is 22-year-old Shevon Brown, a undergraduate at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
He pleaded guilty to the offence.
Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, in handing down the fine said, “One chance is all I am giving you.”
This was based on the bail application put forward by the attorney representing the accused man, who attributed many positives in relation to his academics and background.
The court heard that on the day in question a police team was on patrol in a Kingston community when Brown was spotted walking with the box in his hand.
Reports are that the police became suspicious and after a search was conducted the assorted rounds were found.
The court did not give the exact number, however, the clerk of court disclosed, “They found quite a lot, Your Honour.”
The court also heard that a family member gave Brown the box to deliver.
Source: The Star
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