Loubiere men fined for firearm, ganja

Court SentenceTwo men, from Loubiere, have been fined a total of EC$11,000, after being convicted of possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of cannabis weed.

According to Police PRO, Acting Inspector, Pellam Jno Baptiste, on June 4, 2016, the Police executed a search warrant on the premises of Corwin James Jack, at Loubiere.

“One sixteen gauge, double barrel shotgun, four rounds of sixteen gauge ammunition, and fifty-four grams of cannabis weed, with an approximate value of EC$119 were recovered and seized,” he revealed.

Kernel James Jack was charged for possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of cannabis weed, and Kervin Jack was charged for possession of cannabis weed, Jno Baptiste said.

They were brought before the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, and were convicted.

Kernel Jack was fined a total of EC$10,500, and Kervin Jack was fined EC$500.

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14 Comments

  1. professor
    June 9, 2016

    slap on the wrist for such a serious crime. The fine for possession of firearm should be no less that $20000 and the ammunition should be $2000 for each round found. A sentence of no less than one year in jail should also be imposed. That will send a clear message to those who possess firearms with out a license.

    • June 11, 2016

      A person who wants a gun to do target practice or to hunt would probably buy from a legitimate licensed gun dealer. Only somebody with a criminal mind would purchased gun from a drug dealer who is not licensed to sell guns. It is likely he would want the gun to commit a crime, even to kill somebody.

      There seems to be a strong feeling on the part of DNO commentators that the man selling the gun and ammunition should have been fined more and -or – given a prison sentence.

      As I said a person who would buy a gun from a drug dealer likely has the intention of using it to commit a crime, probably murder. This makes guns serious business. It is not like Dominica does not already have a problem with homicide.

      Somebody going to a drug dealer for a gun (a) is less likely to be turned down, and (b) is less likely to be
      traced.

      The very fact that a cannabis dealer is also selling guns to murder people shows the heart of the cannabis business. These are bad people.

  2. dee
    June 9, 2016

    I need to ask
    Was that shot gun to be used hunting crabs , shooting titirri , or shooting a seekeeya ?
    Boy Oh Boy, what has MY DOMINICA come to ?
    The price of Development en.

  3. Marijuana is again found guilty by association.

    Again and again the police find marijuana being sold by the same people who are selling an illegal gun (or guns) and ammunition.

    When they do a marijuana raid they so often find guns in he same place.

    I hear of people committing crimes while they are under the influence of the weed.

    The same people who will sell marijuana or any other “recreational” drug will also sell guns and ammunition. This is because they are the same type of people. Their only interest is to make money. They have no regard for the law and they don’t care how they hurt other people.

    The Dominican police are doing a good job with drugs and illegal guns. It is dangerous work. My prayers are with them.

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

    • pointemichel
      June 8, 2016

      cannabis will never go away

      • June 10, 2016

        Neither will murder, rape, or arson.

        But we arrest those who commit these crimes. We charge them, and bring the justice system to bear upon them.

        We may never be able to totally eliminate these things but we can contain them, reduce them, and minimize the damage that is done.

        We can raise our children properly and teach them what is right to lesson the chances of them getting involved in any of these things.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  4. Face the Facts
    June 8, 2016

    Firearm, some rounds of ammunition and illegal drugs. Should they not have been sentenced to prison especially the one who was found with firearm and ammunition in his possession? How many guns did he sell to other Dominicans?
    He did not have the firearm and ammunition as a toy to be played with. He could easily have used it on someone or a few people if they double-crossed him, did not pay him for the drugs, stole from him, made him angry or even squealed on him. This is a serious matter. The man is dangerous. . . . And he was only fined? Even the fine is insufficient.
    When handing down this small sentence, what warning did they receive from the Magistrate? The Dominican public should know about it.

    • pissed
      June 9, 2016

      The police was called countless times when one of the guys charged came to the home of an individual with a gun because he thought that the individual double crossed him. The police never came to address the matter. But God isn’t a police and this so called justice system is a joke!!!!!!!!

  5. June 8, 2016

    Boy oh boy what if these fellas had executed these guns, could you imagine the chaos and calamity that it would cause.

  6. Righteous
    June 8, 2016

    “One sixteen gauge, double barrel shotgun, four rounds of sixteen gauge ammunition, and fifty-four grams of cannabis weed, with an approximate value of EC$119 were recovered and seized,” he revealed.

    Kernel James Jack was charged for possession of firearm, possession of ammunition, and possession of cannabis weed, and Kervin Jack was charged for possession of cannabis weed, Jno Baptiste said.

    They were brought before the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, and were convicted.

    Kernel Jack was fined a total of EC$10,500, and Kervin Jack was fined EC$500.

    Penalty to soft for the illegal possession of firearms.

    Pass de bullboard.

    #OLD

  7. Titiwi
    June 8, 2016

    How comes cases like these can be dealt with within three days of arrest when other languish in the court for years? I keep questioning this because there is no logic to it, it does noty make sense and makes a mockery of the dispensation of justice. Is anybody held to account for such such grave inconsistencies?

    • Hilly billy buck
      June 8, 2016

      They pleaded guilty.

      • Me
        June 9, 2016

        In the case of the firebombing of the home of mrs. & mrs. Gon Emanuel someone pleaded guilty to arson and what happened???

    • dee
      June 9, 2016

      Titiwi
      I respect your concern in the urgency with which this matter was heard , but would you have much preferred the accused ( pleaded Guilty ) been waiting for the court procedure ,and most likely to offend
      as they await judgement .
      What would have been more effective would be a term of imprisonment emphasizing the seriousness of the crime . Illegal possession of firearm, illegal firearm, I also assume (unregistered), illegal possession of ammunition . Do you realize those four rounds of ammunition could be the end result of four dead bodies , possibly that of one of your friends , family , acquaintances ,fellow Citizens or even yourself .
      and as with the present situation stands in Dominica The Killer never being identified .
      Hey, in any other country but Dominica, those individuals, having pleaded guilty , firearms involved , they in jail serving a term for their crime .
      ONLY IN DOMINICA

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