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Man jailed for firearm, lock-knife, and drug possession

Man jailed for firearm, lock-knife, and drug possession

Thursday 28 October 2021

Man jailed for firearm, lock-knife, and drug possession


A 21-year-old man has been sent to Les Nicolles after being found guilty at trial of possessing an air pistol and a lock-knife.

Callum Le Poidevin was also sentenced to failing to provide the pin code to two mobile phones and for two drug possession charges, all three of which he pleaded guilty to.

Police officers went to Le Poidevin’s home to conduct a search on 11 November 2020. In doing so they found an air soft gun, a lock-knife, and two balaclavas in his car outside.

Inside the house officers found 5.8g of a synthetic cannabinoid and a large amount of cash.

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Pictured: Le Poidevin was found with £600 - £700 worth of vape liquid mixed with THC (File pic).

Le Poidevin pleaded not guilty to illegally possessing the weapons, arguing that he had a valid reason to have both. However, during a trial in September, the Royal Court found him guilty on both counts.

Furthermore, Le Poidevin has a previous conviction for carrying a loaded air pistol in a public place.

He pleaded guilty to the possession of synthetic cannabis and to a RIPL offence, where he wasn’t forthcoming with his pin codes for two phones.

Judge Russel Finch took a dim view of this and said the Court always takes a firm stand when it comes to RIPL offences: “You hid the information because it would reveal your activities.” 

The court also took an “unfavourable view” of Le Poidevin’s ‘not guilty’ plea and was therefore unable to give much discount to his sentence.

Le Poidevin was sentenced 18 months in Les Nicolles, to start from when he was remanded in custody on 21 November. Nine months of that sentence was specifically for withholding his pin. 

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