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Shane Nichols

A Dorsetshire Hill man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for possession of an unlicensed firearm and 16 rounds of ammunition.

Police arrested the man, Shane Nichols, a 28-year-old labourer, on Sept. 25 around 9:50 p.m. in Dorsetshire Hill.

He had in his possession one 9mm semi-automatic pistol, make and serial number unknown, and 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition, without a license issued under the Firearms Act.

Nichols appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Sept. 27 and pleaded guilty.

He was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of the firearm and two years for the ammunition.

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Both sentencing will run concurrently.

4 replies on “Man sentenced to 7 years for gun, ammo”

  1. And the phantom who shot C John in his yard last year got away clean. Justice really one sided., just for possesion they hit the unfortunate small man hard.

  2. His sentences were run consecutively and not concurrently. Had they been concurrent then he would’ve only had to serve the highest of the sentences …which was the five year sentence.

  3. Not enough sentence..u ready to commit the crime prepare for the time behind bars
    These guys who play with guns and want to be in these so call gangs..it just one good place for you jail or grave…then ur families alway say he such a good person he never trouble noone but yet they alway get catch wit guns

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