Darryl Kenneth Dowd, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing two restricted firearms without a licence or registration.
Dowd forfeited his rights to a trial and pleaded guilty before a provincial judge on Feb. 25. He was issued a suspended sentence with a one-year probation order, and 20 hours of community service.
The 20 hours will be served at the local SPCA and must be completed by October 25, 2020. Dowd is also required to report to a probation officer until the community service hours have been completed.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2018, incident in which RCMP seized an unsecured SKS rifle and a shotgun from a local residence. Dowd's lawyer, Jeremy Fung, confirmed Dowd did not possess a valid firearms licence. The firearms have been forfeited as a condition of the court-ordered terms.
Dowd has a prior record, having been found guilty of possession of stolen property over $5,000 in 2016, driving with a suspended licence in 2018, and breaching probation in 2018.
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