Recording artiste charged after firearm seizure

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – The Constant Spring Police have charged two men with the illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, following the seizure of a firearm and five rounds of ammunition on Red Hills Road, St Andrew, on Sunday.

Charged are Lougie Hamilton, a 31-year-old recording artiste of Madras district in St Ann, and 18-year-old Trevaughn Whitfield, otherwise called ‘Rudy’, of Worrell Crescent in Kingston 20.

According to reports, about 6:50 am, lawmen were in the area responding to a call. They reportedly observed Whitfield acting in a manner that aroused suspicion.

He was subsequently accosted and searched; a Smith & Wesson .40 pistol and five rounds of ammunition were found in his possession. Hamilton, who was also in the vicinity, was arrested when he allegedly told the police that the weapon belonged to him.

Both men were charged yesterday after a question-and-answer interview in the presence of their attorney.

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