A 15-year-old boy has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm after police found him with the weapon in Central Kingston yesterday.

The police say they were on mobile patrol on Rosemary Lane when they made the seizure at about 2:00 PM.

The police say they searched the child and found one nine millimeter Browning pistol and a magazine containing ten 9 millimeter cartridges in a knapsack he was carrying.

He’s to appear before the St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday.