David Campbell jailed over gun and ammunition find
- 18 November 2013
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
A man who was caught with a gun and rounds of ammunition has been jailed for five years and eight months.
David Campbell, from Glasgow, was a passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa car that was stopped by police on Lang Avenue in Renfrew on 25 January.
Officers found the Smith and Wesson revolver and bullets in a sports bag in the front passenger footwell.
The 26-year-old later admitted illegally possessing the prohibited weapon and ammunition.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lady Stacey told Campbell said they were "serious charges".
The judge pointed out that the offence of possessing the firearm carried a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment.
Lady Stacey imposed a further eight months jail for the ammunition charge.
She told Campbell that she took that he had not been involved with firearms before.
The court heard that the gun was found in a black sock along with a pair of rubber gloves inside a carrier bag in the holdall.
Although the gun was in a poor external condition it was still in working order and could be fired.
Five cartridges were also discovered and although they were not designed for use with the Smith and Wesson the revolver could fire them.
Defence counsel Kevin McCallum said that although Campbell was only involved in the transportation of the items that did not deflect from the seriousness of the offences.