A 19-year-old father of one was on Thursday sentenced to two years each for the possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition; the sentences will run concurrently.
Earlier this month Shamar Plass appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and pleaded guilty to having the .38 pistol in his possession with three matching live rounds on November 3, 2019, at Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown.
The teenager, during his plea for leniency, told the court that he was at a shop to purchase pampers for his baby when he saw a friend.
Plass said the same friend gave him a black plastic bag to keep when moments later, the Police swooped down on him and found the unlicensed gun in the bag.
The young father was adamant that he had no knowledge that the firearm was in the bag.
However, according to the Prosecution facts, on the day in question, the Police acted on intelligence received and arrested Plass. It is the Prosecution’s case that the illegal weapon was found in his pants.