A 33-year-old man who was armed-to-the-teeth with a .32 revolver, and an improvised pistol, as if he was a cowboy from the wild-wild west, was today sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

The man, Raynold Pickering a labourer who hails from 113 South Vryheid’s Lust on the East Coast Demerara, had appeared before Magistrate Alicia George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The court heard that in addition to the guns, Pickering also had one spent shell, and two live rounds when police carried out a search on him on Sunday last.

According to the lawmen, additional charges against the man as it relates to the improvised shotgun may be forthcoming, since a case file has been sent to the DPP for legal advice.