$5000 Bail For Gros Islet Man Held With Illegal Gun, Ammunition

Press Release:– On Friday, May 03, 2019, Police Officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station conducted a search at Grande Riviere, upon the person of Michael Phillip Laurent, a thirty (30) year old resident of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet.

A .380 pistol and ten (10) rounds of ammunition were recovered during the said search. He was later charged for possession of a firearm and ammunition without a valid license.

Michael Laurent was escorted to the First District Court where he was granted bail in the sum of $5000.00, cash or suitable surety, on each count.

He is expected to return to court on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.


  1. Increase that to $100,000 please. Family wouldn’t think twice about putting so much money on the line. Criminals stay in prison where they belong. Too lenient here. We need judges of old here.

  2. These Magestrates and Judges Condone Criminals and Criminal.activity in St.Lucia.No other Country in the world would be So Soft on Criminals .They sending a Strong Message to the police that they are on the Criminal.Side

  3. There in lies the problem. $5000.00 what a joke. Being held with an illegal firearm should automatically trigger a minimum sentence of 12 years in prison. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.00!

  4. It doesn’t make sense to me why all the talking about getting the guns off the streets all the drive by shooting when someone gets shot the gunman disapair it’s a headache for the country people crying foul now you catch one what you hear they Bail him out for 50000.does that makes sense he should be in prison without bail if his case takes 29 years before it calls when they call the case and he is sentence he must get the maximum 50 years including the 20 years before the case was called others would take heed.

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