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Gang associate gets 4 years

A 42-year-old Kelowna man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

RCMP consider Vincent Lewis Timpany to be a long-time gang associate and allied with the Independent Soldiers. He was arrested following a search of his home in the 500-block of Yates Avenue in December 2013.

Officers found a number of weapons including:

  • 9mm Glock handgun
  • .38 calibre Smith and Wesson handgun
  • 12 gauge shotgun
  • three over-capacity magazines

Timpany’s criminal record dates back to the early 1990’s for property, driving, drug, violence, and firearms-related offences. At the time of his arrest he was already prohibited from possessing any guns or ammunition.

He pled guilty to five of 16 offences and was handed the four-year sentence which includes a mandatory three-year incarceration.

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