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Deputy Mayor Troupe and son charged with illegal possession of firearm

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, July 20, 2012 | 8:02 AM    

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay Michael Troupe and his son Jevaughn, were both charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition by the police last night.

The police reported that a large sum of money and a firearm was found at the deputy mayor's Granville home during a pre-dawn raid by the Lotto Scam Task Force on Wednesday.

The two are scheduled to appear in court next Wednesday.

Two PNP councillors, Troupe, who is the councillor for the Granville division; and Sylvan Reid, who represents the Salt Spring Division — were among five persons taken into custody by the police on Wednesday in connection with the lottery scam.

Reid who was elected in the March 2012 local government elections, was taken into custody during a raid at his Cornwall Courts home.

The police said they seized a large sum of cash and motor vehicles in the raids at the homes of both politicians in St James.

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