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Kingston man held with pistol charged

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:44 PM

Kingston resident Nicholas Lawrence has been charged with illegal possession of firearm.

The police say Lawrence, otherwise called Stingy or Nick, was held during an operation in Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Saturday.

According to the police, a Springfield XD-40 9 millimetre pistol with a magazine containing 10.40 millimetre rounds was taken from him.

The police say a team was on patrol in the community when a man was seen acting in a manner that aroused their suspicion.

He was searched and the weapon found.

He was taken into custody and charged.