Latest News

Lottery scam suspect, teen and woman arrested after cops find gun in Trelawny

Friday, June 14, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A Trelawny man believed to be involved in lottery scamming was yesterday arrested along with two other occupants of his home after police reported found an illegal firearm at the premises.

The detainees are 21-year-old care taker Chad-Wane Lewin, 29-year-old Joedia Palmer, a sales representative and a teenage boy all of Coral Spring in Duncans, Trelawny.

The police reported that members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) conducted two operations in the area between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm yesterday and during a search of the two bedroom house occupied by the individuals, one FNH 5.7 Pistol fitted with an empty magazine was found along with a visa debit card and a Samsung cellular phone.á

An analysis of the cellular phone, revealed images of identity information of people believed to be residing overseas, said the police.

The three people were subsequently charged with illegal possession of firearm, while Lewin was additionally charged with possession of identity information with intent and possession of access device.

A court date will be announced at a later date.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper ´┐Ż email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon