Kamloops-area man gets 15 months in jail after Shuswap traffic stop turns up handgun

Jail for man busted with gun

A Kamloops-area man who was caught with a handgun during a traffic stop in 2019 has been handed a 15-month prison sentence.

Jake Soros was driving a vehicle that was stopped by police on Squilax-Anglemont Road near Chase on Oct. 11, 2019.

A Mountie noticed a hammer stashed between the driver’s seat and the door and arrested Soros, who was bound by a weapons prohibition at the time. A further search of the car turned up two pistols, including a Glock handgun in a bag beneath the driver's seat.

Soros had been facing 11 charges, but 10 of them were stayed in exchange for his guilty plea in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday to one count of possessing a firearm contrary to an order.

The 33-year-old, who had been in custody since his arrest, apologized in court.

“I screwed up,” he said. “I want to go back to my life. I want to go back to working with my company. I want to go back to my house with my dogs. I’m sorry.”

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley sentenced Soros to 15 months time served and handed him a lifetime firearms ban.

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