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Man fined $7,500 for possession of bullets

A man arrested by police with 28 rounds of ammunition paid a$7,500 fine on Wednesday to avoid spending 18 months in prison.

Khalif Mackey, 20, of Westridge, pleaded guilty to five counts of ammunition without authorization when he appeared before Magistrate Guillimina Archer.

Police found a bag filled with bullets for guns of various calibers in a freezer in the garage of Mackey’s home on February 12.

Krysta Smith, who appeared for Mackey, said that he had no previous convictions and he was genuinely sorry for a foolish mistake that resulted in the arrest of his mother.

Smith said that Mackey had taken over his family’s medical supplies business after the death of his father.

Mackey addressed the court himself and apologized for his actions.

Appearing in the same court was Christopher Rolle, who is accused of the possession of a .40 Beretta pistol and nine bullets for the weapon.

Police arrested Rolle, 21, of Finlayson Street, on February 14 when they allegedly found the contraband.

Rolle pleaded not guilty to the charges. Magistrate Archer set his bail at$10,000 and ordered him tagged with an electronic bracelet.

Rolle’s trial will begin on March 16.

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