ONE MAN nabbed in a police operation at Dorsetshire Hill over the weekend pleaded guilty to seven charges and is awaiting sentence, while another pleaded not guilty to three charges and was granted $12,000 bail.
The defendants, Kevin Jessop and Dennis Crosby who are both residents of Dorsetshire Hill, appeared in the Serious Offences Court on February 20, to answer to their charges.
Jessop pleaded guilty to a charge that on February 1, at Dorsetshire Hill he had in his possession one 9mm Smith and Wesson semi- automatic pistol, serial number #MRB6129, without a license issued under the Firearms Act, and possession 15 rounds of ammunition.
He also pleaded guilty to having in his possession a .9mm Semi- Automatic pistol, make unknown, serial number AB84417, and having 14 rounds of .9mm ammunition without a license under the Firearms Act.
Apart from gun related charges, he also pleaded guilty to having in his possession a controlled drug, to wit, 718 grammes of cannabis, and possession of 3178 grammes of cannabis, both with intent to supply to another.
In addition, Jessop pleaded guilty to having in his possession 9.4 grammes of cocaine with the intent to supply it to another.
He is remanded in custody until February 21, when he will return to court to be sentenced.
The other defendant, Crosby, pleaded not guilty to his joint charges with Jessop.
He pleaded not guilty to having in his possession one .9mm Smith and Wesson semi- automatic pistol, serial number #MRB6129, and five rounds of 9mm ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act.
He also pleaded not guilty to possession of 3178 grammes of cannabis, both with intent to supply to another.
Prosecutor station sergeant, Renrick Cato indicated that the prosecution will be proceeding with the defendant’s not guilty pleas.
Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne, granted Crosby bail in the sum of $12,000.00 with one surety.
Crosby was ordered to report to the Central Police Station every Friday between 6:00 a.m -6:00 p.m. He is required to surrender all travel documents; requires permission to leave the state; and stop notices are placed at all ports of exit and entry.
Crosby’s matters are adjourned to March 2, 2023.
Jessop is represented by counsel, Stephen Williams who also assisted Crosby.