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Westmoreland man held with gun in waistband

Monday, August 20, 2018

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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Savanna-la-Mar police have taken one man into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Carawana district, Petersfield in Westmoreland on Saturday.

Charged is 20-year-old Javon Irving of Grampa Lane, Petersfield in the parish.

Reports are that about 8:40 pm, officers were on patrol in the area when Irving, who was among a group of men, ran on seeing the police. He was accosted and searched, and one Smith and Wesson pistol with a magazine containing eight .40 rounds of ammunition was reportedly taken from his waistband.

Irving was subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

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