Norton St man slapped with illegal gun, ammo, drug charges
A Norton Street, Georgetown man, Alfie Garraway, who was wanted by the Police for illegal gun, ammunition and drug possession charges, was on Tuesday released on bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The 39-year-old man appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the charges.
The first charge stated that on October 5, 2019 at Norton Street, Lodge, he, along with Roseann Ellis, had in their possession 13 grams of marijuana. It is also alleged that on the same day at the same location, Garraway and Ellis had in their possession eight live rounds of .40 ammunition when they were not holders of a firearm licence. Additionally, it is alleged that Garraway and Ellis had one .40 smith and Wesson firearm without being holders of firearm licence.
Garraway was represented by Attorney-at-Law Stanley Moore, who, in a bail application, told the court that his client was not at home when the search was conducted. The Attorney added that his client later learnt that a wanted bulletin was issued for his arrest and as such, he surrendered.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on October 5, ranks from the Major Crime Unit went to Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, where they made contact with Ellis, who is Garraway’s mother. A search was then carried out and the gun, ammunition and a quantity of cannabis were found in the home. The Prosecutor further stated that Ellis was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station. However, following an investigation, a wanted bulletin was issued for Garraway. He was released on $120,000 bail and the case will continue on November 13.
Meanwhile, Garraway’s mother, who is jointly charged with him, failed to make her court appearance on Tuesday and an arrest warrant was issued for her. She was previously released on $60,000 bail.