14k fine for high-powered rifle

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Saida Kelser Twilar Joseph of Bendals

The hairdresser who pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a high-powered rifle will spend 14 months in prison if she doesn’t pay a $14,000 fine.

Twenty-nine-year-old Saida Joseph was sentenced for the crime Monday a week after pleading guilty in the All Saints Magistrates Court.

She was ordered to pay $8000 forthwith and the remaining $6000 in $1000 installments beginning April 30 this year.

Police found the .22 magnum rifle in her bedroom during a search at her home in Bendals.

She reportedly said she was holding the weapon for someone but did not know what it was.

The firearm, which is fitted with a telescope lens, was reportedly wrapped in a sheet and tucked away in a closet.

Joseph was initially charged alongside her brother and father but the charges against the men were dropped after she took responsibility for the offence.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Real gansta ride or die chick. Whoever she protecting should marry her, “She’s loyal, so loyal and I need her in my life, shes a queen african queen….what a natural beauty, dont n3ed no make to be a cutie, shes a queen”

  2. Outrageous!!! When is this useless ALP government going to wake up? Criminals are running riot, but when we catch a few of them, all they get is a meaningless fine! This cretin should be doing 5 to 15 hard labor.

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