Man jailed for six months for possession of gun ammunition


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was sentenced to six months in prison after admitting to having six unfired rounds of ammunition and a gun magazine. Marlon Whyte, 26, and Michael Sands, 31, were charged with possession of a component of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

Along with Coilest Forbes, 71, the defendants faced an additional charge of possessing dangerous drugs with intent to supply. On June 12, police executed a search warrant by entering a residence on Fire Hydrant Street.

They uncovered six unfired rounds of 9mm ammunition and a black and yellow 9mm gun magazine.

During the raid, police uncovered 6.8lb of Indian Hemp with an estimated street value of over $7,000.

Whyte pleaded guilty to the ammunition charges, and Sands pleaded guilty to the drug charge. The charge against Forbes was subsequently dropped.

Whyte was sentenced to six months in prison. Sands was ordered to pay a fine of $8,500 or risk one year in jail. Sands is expected to pay $5,000 of his debt before he is release. 

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