Woman allegedly held with gun at PNP meeting faces court today
Shashana Campbell, the woman who was allegedly held with a loaded firearm while making her way into a People's National Party (PNP) meeting in Falmouth, Trelawny, last Saturday, is slated to make her first appearance in the Western Regional Gun Court today.
The 33-year-old Campbell, who is of a Hague Settlement address in Trelawny, was charged for illegal possession of a firearm, as well as possession of ganja, stemming from the same incident, which occurred at the entrance to the Falmouth All-Age School.
Police reports said that two Sundays ago, Campbell was on her way to a PNP meeting, which was being held at the Falmouth All-Age School, when she was stopped at a police checkpoint. She was asked to turn over her handbag for inspection, and she complied.
However, while the police were opening the handbag, Campbell reportedly ran off but was chased and held by the police. When she was taken back to the location from where she had fled, her handbag was opened in her presence and searched. An illegal 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a magazine containing 10 live rounds and a parcel containing ganja were seized.