Two men and a woman are expected to appear virtually before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today charged with possession of a firearm and assault, respectively.

According to police reports, Eastern Division Task Force officers received communication of two men conducting what appeared to be an illegal transaction between April 17th and 18th. The officers made their way to Jahmoon Drive, Valencia, where they allegedly observed one man handing over a gun to another man.

The officers moved towards the men, who then ran into a nearby house. Triston Phillip, 24, of Jahmoon Drive, Valencia, and Nicholas Sterling, also known as ‘Baddest’ and ‘Darko,’ 29, of Pineapple Drive, New City, Valencia, were arrested and subsequently charged with possession of one Smith and Wesson revolver, four rounds of assorted ammunition, and one spent shell.

Sterling received additional charges for five counts of assaulting police officers and resisting arrest. The charges were laid by PC Miranda and Sgt (Ag.) Khan respectively. Miriam Davis, 29, of Maloney Gardens D’abadie, was also charged with five counts of assaulting police officers