By Zaya Williams
A 19-year-old found himself facing serious consequences after being discovered with a loaded gun and ammunition-he now has to pay a fine of $25,000.
The incident in question occurred on August 1, when police officers conducted a routine search of a vehicle occupied by Saquimi Christian, a resident of Ottos, and Millique London, a Barnes Hill resident.
The encounter unfolded on Newgate Street during a mobile patrol.
During the search, officers unearthed a 9mm pistol, five rounds of .38 ammunition, and two 9mm bullets.
Both teens were immediately arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of five rounds of .380 ammunition, and illegal possession of two rounds of 9mm ammunition.
But it was Christian, seated in the front passenger seat, who was found with the incriminating items in his possession.
Earlier today, Christian pleaded guilty to all of the charges but London denied the accusations.
The prosecution accepted the pleas and decided to offer no further evidence against London, allowing him to walk free.
Magistrate Conliffe Clarke then reprimanded and discharged the accused for possession the two rounds of 9mm ammunition.
He then fined him $7500 for the other five bullets and $17500 for the gun.