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August 22, 2014
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Man fined for cellular phone possession in lockup


A St Thomas man pleaded guilty to illegal possession of two cellular phones while in police custody when he appeared in the Morant Bay Resident Magistrate's Court recently.

The court heard that the convict was in jail on gun and robbery charges when the phones were taken from him by the police.

Being in custody, it was unclear how the phone got into to the possession of 32-year-old Morrell Terrelonge of Pest Tree River in the parish. However, he pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of the communication devices.

The convict was sentenced to 10 days imprisonment or a fine of $1000 for each of the phones.

The court heard a history of Worrel's apprehension when he was taken into custody by the Seaforth police and was granted bail for the theft of a cellular phone in the first, instance.

While on bail, Terrelonge was again under the police radar and taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and robbery.

With the arrest on those latter offences, he remained in custody as his initial bail was revoked. It was further revealed that while in custody, the police found Terrelonge with the two phones for which the accused pleaded guilty.

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