Man coming off TOTE cargo ship found with gun
Dennis Blake charged with introducing firearm onto seaport property
BLOUNT ISLAND, Fla. – A man who had just come off a cargo ship owned by TOTE Services was arrested Monday for having a gun at the Blount Island port.
U.S. Customs was inspecting the Isabella when crew member Dennis Blake, 34, was stopped and his backpack searched.
Officers found a handgun and two magazines of ammo. Blake is charged with introducing a firearm onto seaport property.
Blake is member of the Seafarer’s Union.
TOTE released a statement Tuesday:
TOTE officials are assisting with the investigation. The company has an absolute rule forbidding guns on board its vessels. Out of respect for the investigation, TOTE will not comment further.
Copyright 2017 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.