By NICO SCAVELLA
Tribune Staff Reporter
SIX adults and a minor were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday on weapon and ammunition charges stemming from a firearms raid at a small West Bay Street resort over the weekend.
Deshoan Smith, 21, Dennis Mather, 25, Peron Bain, 29, Matneice Ferguson, 20, Berneciea Hart, 25, Nathaniel Miller, 28, and a 17-year-old girl all stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy faced with two charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.
It is alleged that the individuals, being concerned together, were found to be in possession of a black Austria Glock .45 pistol while not having a firearm licence, as well as allegedly being in possession of 13 rounds of .45 ammunition without having the relevant firearm certificate.
All seven pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter was adjourned to August 11 for trial.
Yesterday’s arraignment stemmed from a raid at a resort on Saturday.
According to initial police reports, around 1am, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team, acting on information, executed a search warrant on three rooms at a small resort located on West Bay Street, where they uncovered two pistols along with 34 live rounds of ammunition.
Four males and four female occupants of the rooms were taken into custody in connection with the find.