AN American teenage volunteer, who was caught leaving the island with ammunition in her luggage, was on Friday freed of criminal charges.
Eighteen-year-old Kaci Felpel, who was arrested on July 3 at the Norman Manley International Airport, was found not guilty of charges of illegal possession of ammunition and exporting ammunition during her trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Felpel was arrested after three RP .444 marlin rounds were found in her luggage.
However, Felpel's attorney told the court that the ammunition belonged to her father -- who is a hunter -- and were inadvertently placed in her bag.
Felpel was a part of a group of 20 students from Philadelphia who spent two weeks in Mandeville, Manchester, working with the Salvation Army.