Former policeman Andre Pollydore, 31, of Lamaha Place, South Ruimveldt, on Monday appeared before City Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for the possession of a 9 MM pistol, which was found in a motor car he was driving.
Pollydore pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on December 18, 2019 at Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, he had in his possession the firearm without being the holder of a firearm license.
His attorney, Dexter Todd during an application for bail told the court that his client had no knowledge or control of the firearm.
He further requested that his client be given pre-trial liberty, citing a different scenario. He claimed that there was an issue of multiple occupancy and noted that three other persons were taken into custody along with Pollydore.
The court prosecutor told the court that on the day in question, police acting on a ‘tip-off’ went to Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown and contacted Pollydore, who was the driver of a motor car.
The motor car was searched and the firearm was found under the passenger seat in Pollydore’s motor car.
However, another prosecutor is contending that the firearm was handed over to the police by Pollydore himself.
With the inconsistency, the police prosecutors were unable to say how or where the firearm were found.
The Magistrate, based on the prosecutors’ facts being inconsistent, granted Pollydore $100,000 bail and adjourned the matter until January 27,2020.
The trio jointly received four charges, two counts each of possession of firearm without a license and two counts each for possession of ammunition without a license
The charges were later dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
According to reports on January 22,2017, at John Street Campbellville, the police swooped down on the location and carried out a search.
An AK-47 assault weapon was removed, as well as eighty rounds of live ammunition and a 9MM pistol.