Gun charge

Elderly man accused of Having firearm and drugs

A 65-year-old handyman began a four-week stint on remand at HMP Dodds this evening, after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on gun and drug charges.

Desmond Tyrone Branker of School Lane, Halls Road, St Michael is accused of possession of a firearm without a valid licence and 72 rounds of ammunition without a valid permit.

Branker was not required to plead to the indictable charges after they were read by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

However, Branker, who was represented by attorneys Mohia Ma’at and Anya Lorde, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, possession of apparatus for the misuse of cocaine, as well as possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking cannabis.

According to a release issued today by police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, lawmen were on duty along Greenfield, St Michael on October 30 when the accused man was seen and searched.

A Ziplock bag containing cocaine and apparatus for using the illegal substance were found.

Further investigations were conducted by police, which led to the discovery of the cannabis.

Branker was remanded into custody to reappear in court on November 28.

2 Responses to Gun charge

  1. Alex Alleyne November 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    You had Plenty of ammo, now plenty potatoes to peel.

  2. BoboTheClown November 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    What a joke as a sentence. Why would anyone fear having to be caught with a fire arm? When are we going to get it?
    Don’t our Majistrates and Judges understand that the only reason this indivisual like so many others are in possession of guns that are unregistered is to cause harm and in most cases death to others? Why the light sentences? Where is the deterrent?


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