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Williams Lake Man Receives Lifetime Firearms Prohibition

A Williams Lake man received a lifetime firearms prohibition after pleading guilty this week to possessing a firearm while prohibited.

35-year-old Dennis James Russell pled guilty in Williams Lake Provincial Court to one count of possession of firearms contrary to order.

Rusell was also sentenced to jail time served and a $100.00 victim surcharge. He had served 2 months in jails and received credit for 3 on the basis of 1.5 to 1.

A stay of proceedings was issued by the Crown for the two other charges including a second count of possession of firearm contrary to order and one count of breach of undertaking or recognizance.

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Russell who was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants was arrested by the Williams Lake RCMP on June 22, 2016.

Incidental to his arrest, Russell according to RCMP was found in possession of weapons contrary to his court order including a .45 calibre handgun, a quantity of drugs, various style knives, brass knuckles, and ammunition.

“Williams Lake RCMP is committed to ensuring public safety by targeting individuals who traffic in controlled substances and employ firearms while committing crime,” said Inspector Milo MacDonald at the time in a news release.

“This file and others like it will result in significant improvements to public safety.”

Russell is scheduled to appear for trial on March 8, 2018, for allegedly breaching a term of recognizance. That incident is alleged to have occurred on June 11, 2016, and does not involve firearms according to the BC Prosecution Service.

 

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