Three men charged with loaded gun possession


Tribune Staff Reporter


THREE men were granted bail after they were allegedly found with a loaded gun in their car on Cowpen Road last week.

Magistrate Lennox Coleby charged John Smith aka Wayne Demeritte, 23, Tariq Flowers, 22, and Thaddaeus Burrows, 27, with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition.

Smith faced four additional counts of deceit of a public officer.

Officers reportedly arrested the trio during a routine traffic stop on Cowpen Road after they found a brown Canik pistol along with 11 rounds of ammunition in their car on November 29.

During this incident, Smith allegedly gave false statements to officers PC Knowles, R/PC Dean, PC Wilson and D/SGT Sherman.

After entering a not-guilty plea, the trio were each granted $8,000 bail with one or two sureties.

The trial is scheduled to begin on February 5, 2024.

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