Jail time for man on numerous firearm charges

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
February 15, 2018 - 11:33am Updated: February 15, 2018 - 12:07pm

A 28-year-old man who pointed a firearm at several people back in March will spend some time behind bars. 

Richard Chip Francoeur was charged with possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace, five firearms offences, possession of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

On March 27, 2017 Mounties responded to a local residence where there was a report of a man with a firearm and that he was allegedly pointing it at several people.

When officers arrived, five individuals were taken into custody and a number of firearms were discovered. Police later executed a search warrant at the same home, which is when they found a quantity of drugs.

Francouer was sentenced for his charge of assault with a weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm. He will serve a nine months jail sentence, a 12 month probation after release and a five year firearm prohibition. 

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