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March 24, 2014
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Cop and common-law spouse remanded

A policeman and his common-law spouse who were recently arrested in a police operation were remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He is Special Constable Jermaine Satchwell, 27, who has been charged with illegal possession of device, illegal possession of ammunition and forgery.

Satchwell's common-law spouse, Sophia Johnson, has been charged with illegal possession of device. Both accused persons are to return to court on April 17.

Allegations are that on March 7, police, acting on information, went to search a premises occupied by both accused when 13 (5.56MM) cartridges and seven (9MM) cartridges were found.

The court heard that the 9MM cartridges are in excess of what is lawfully issued to Satchwell.

It is reported that other items found at the premises include, debit cards, a Florida driver's licence, blank cheque leaves, a magnetic card reader, a laptop and US$2,000 (J$218,845).

Attorney-at-law C.J Mitchell tried to acquire bail for both accused persons, however Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey denied his request.

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