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Youth on gun, ammo charge

Dexter Hopkinson

A 19-year old man, who allegedly claimed that he had found a 9 MM rifle and bullets in a backdam and he was going to sell them, was charged with illegal possession.

Dexter Hopkinson pleaded not guilty to the charges of being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition without being the holder of a license.

Hopkinson pleaded not guilty but City Magistrate, Judy Latchman refused bail and ordered that he return to court on October 23 for the commencement of his trial.

Particulars of the charge are that on September 29 at West Ruimveldt, Hopkinson of 152 “C” Field Sophia, East Coast Demerara  was caught by a police patrol with the 9 MM Keltec Luger rifle and ten 9MM rounds,

Police Prosecutor, Vishnu Hunte told the court that a patrol found the illegal items in a black and red bag after they stopped and searched a car that was proceeding in a suspicious manner.

Hopkinson told the police that he had found the gun and bullets in a backdam and was about to sell them.

The accused is already before the Mahaicony Magistrates Court for a robbery matter.