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Former resident magistrate freed of gun charge

Published:Friday | March 14, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer

Former acting resident magistrate Dionne Meyler-Reid, has been freed of a 2013 gun charge.

She was freed by the Western Regional Gun Court in St James after presiding Justice Courtney Daye returned a verdict of not guilty in the two-week trial.

Meyler-Reid was on trial on allegations that an illegal firearm and paraphernalia connected to the illicit lottery scam were found at her Savanna-la-Mar office last September, by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force.

Three of the attorney’s employees – Toniann Turner, Kadesha Blair, and Radcliffe Campbell – were arrested alongside her, but were subsequently set free by the Western Regional Gun Court.

Attorney-at-law Michael Erskine, who was part of Meyler-Reid’s defence team, said that an application will be made to the Director of Public Prosecutions to dismiss the lottery scam charge.

That matter will be mentioned in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident Magistrate’s Court on July 30.


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