Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 16, 2017 (RSCNPF):  Patrick Howell Jr, of Cane Garden Nevis, who was charged with three (3) firearms related offences was found guilty on Thursday (February 16) of all charges. 

 Howell was formally charged for the offences of Possession of a firearm, Possession of ammunition and Smuggling of a firearm after being found with the firearm in June 2016.

 He was sentenced to two (2) years in prison for the charge of Smuggling, five (5) years for the charge of possession of ammunition and six (6) years for the charge of Possession of a firearm.

 The sentences will run concurrently.

 Head of the Nevis Division, Superintendent Trevor Mills said, “I want to commend the officers who were involved in this case, as well as the Prosecutors.  This conviction shows that when caught you will be held accountable.”

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