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Three people were scheduled to appear virtually before a Sangre Grande Magistrate yesterday charged with for possession of a firearm and assaulting police officers.

According to the TTPS, Eastern Division Task Force officers received information about two men conducting what appeared to be an illegal transaction between April 17 and 18.

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.

Police say 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 in the execution of their duty and resisting arrest.

The charges were laid by PC Miranda and Sgt (Ag) Khan respectively.

Officers also arrested Mirian Davis, 29, of Maloney Gardens, D’Abadie, who was charged with five counts of assaulting police officers.