‘Known character’, another man arrested with guns, drugs at Charity

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Thirty-nine-year-old Troy Fordyce, who is a “known character” to the Police Force was among two persons who were arrested on Sunday following the discovery of two illegal firearms and a quantity of narcotics at Charity, Essequibo Coast.

Police Headquarters reported that ranks of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) acted on information received and went to Charity Market Street, where they arrested a man for the illegal possession of a firearm.

While at the location, the ranks noticed Fordyce, a shopkeeper of Charity Housing Scheme, who had previous brushes with the law.

Upon noticing the ranks, Police said Fordyce, who was standing next to a shop, went to the back of the shop where he placed a shiny object under a board and walked away.

Fordyce was taken to the back of the shop where a 9mm pistol and a magazine were found.

According to the Police, Fordyce was told of the offence committed, cautioned and he denied ownership of the firearm.

He was arrested and escorted to the Charity Police Station, where the gun was marked, sealed and placed in an evidence bag, in his presence.

The suspect was later taken to his shop which he operates at Charity Market Street, where a search was conducted for narcotics and unlawful articles in the presence of his reputed wife.

However, nothing unlawful was found, Police said.

Fordyce was then taken to his Charity Housing Scheme home where eight transparent ziploc plastic bags, containing a pink powder substance and one transparent plastic bag, containing five pink rocklike substances, all suspected to be ecstasy (Methamphetamine) where found in a bedroom.

Three other transparent plastic bags containing a quantity of ‘fronto’ leaves were found in a clothes basket in the bedroom, Police added.

Fordyce was again taken to the Charity Police Station where the suspected ecstasy was weighed in his presence and amounted to 6.7 grams.

He remains in custody pending charges.

In September 2022, Fordyce was charged with possession of narcotics.

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