Former GSU Cop George Ferguson Faces Additional Ammunition Charges in Drug Plane Case
George Ferguson, a former GSU cop is facing additional charges of ammunition possession. The charges also stem from the November 2021 drug plane landing in the Bladen area. According to Prosecutor Alifa Elrington, they will be returning to court tomorrow to file the necessary paperwork.
Alifa Elrington, Head of Prosecution Branch: “Mr.Ferguson was charged with additional charges in respect to firearms that were found on the 4th of November 2021 and initially he was charged with illicit trafficking which is an indictable matter but since the matter will be addressed when the substantive matter with the drug plane landing is addressed in January I believe it’s the 29th of January I believe the trial date is set for the charges have to be amended to be simply being in possession of prohibited firearm. My position is the law is clear. As far as I’m concerned the way that the firearms act is written the court it is required that the crown proves that you are in possession hence the reason we see so many people arrested at some point in time in relation to guns found and ammunitions found in homes and we go through the process. I don’t believe that I have to prove knowledge. The way the legislation is written evidential burden switches over to defense and the defense must prove or must give a lawful excuse for being in possession of firearms.”
Ferguson is among four police officers and six civilians who have since been charged for aiding the plane landing in 2021. The aircraft bore twenty-five bales of cocaine, and had landed on the Southern Highway near Bladen Village, resulting in a shootout with Police Officers.