Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Man found with firearm, ammunition, and cannabis fined $36,000

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By Zaya Williams


A man named Otineo Thomas will now have a debt of $36,000 due to multiple charges filed against him.

Thomas was found in possession of a pistol, eight rounds of ammunition, and two pounds of marijuana on November 21.

He was also charged with possession with intent to transfer the marijuana said to be worth $12,000.

Police searched Thomas’s residence in Clarehall on that morning, leading to the discovery of five transparent bags of marijuana in his backpack.

A further inspection revealed a 40-caliber Smith and Wesson pistol with one bullet in its chamber and seven more in a magazine.

The 21-year-old claimed that he found the gun but pleaded guilty to all charges during his court appearance today.

Thomas was then fined $19,000 for the possession of marijuana with the intent to transfer, with a reprimand and discharge for the charge of simple possession.

Additionally, he is obligated to pay $5,000 for the bullets and $12,000 for the firearm.

Thomas must settle all fines to a total of $36,000 as a consequence of his legal actions.


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