A 19-year-old man was carrying two backpacks when police stopped and searched him in December, but a V.I. Superior Court judge has ruled that evidence from only one of the backpacks — both of which contained illegal firearms — is admissible in court.

D’Moi Martin was arrested on Dec. 21 and charged with three counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and three counts of unauthorized possession of ammunition.

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