A Jost Van Dyke man charged with possession of explosives and carrying an unlicensed firearm was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Wednesday.

Selvin Chinnery, who has been represented by defence attorney Marie-Lou Creque, was given three months for the first offence and 66 months for the second. Both sentences will run concurrently.

Mr. Chinnery has attended court hearings for the allegations for nearly two years. On April 12, 2016, police first executed a search warrant at the defendant’s property after a “domestic matter” with his wife was reported, according to Crown Counsel Herbert Potter.

During the search, officers found a case outside of Mr. Chinnery’s home, which contained an unloaded pistol and three rounds of ammunition, the court heard.

The defendant was arrested on suspicion and originally admitted ownership of the items during a police interview, Mr. Potter said.

After several court dates, Mr. Chinnery pleaded guilty to the offences.