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Ninety days in jail for Kamloops man who pulled fake gun during altercation over drug debt

90 days for pulling fake gun

A Kamloops man who pulled what appeared to be a handgun during a confrontation over a drug debt in a North Shore alley has been ordered to spend 90 days in jail.

Darcy Dean Anderson, 33, pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court on Tuesday to one count of failure to comply with a probation order.

Court heard Anderson and another man were behind the Northbridge Hotel on Oct. 23 when the altercation took place.

“The Kamloops RCMP responded to a report that a male had pulled a handgun on another male behind 377 Tranquille Rd.,” Crown prosecutor Tim Livingston said in court.

“The complainant confronted Mr. Anderson about a drug debt owed to him and possibly a stolen vehicle.”

Mounties located Anderson in the area and he fled on foot, ditching a backpack later found to contain a BB gun, knives and crystal meth.

Anderson was on probation with a condition barring him from possessing firearms — real or imitation.

Court heard Anderson, who has a substantial criminal record, had a difficult upbringing. Details were not discussed in court.

“Your record is not admirable, but your circumstances are horrifying to say the least,” Kamloops provincial court Judge Stella Frame said.

“You have people now assisting you to try and get things back on track for you, and I really hope you take advantage of that.”

Anderson had been in jail since his arrest, giving him 125 days worth of pre-trial credit.

Frame sentenced Anderson to 90 days behind bars, making it a sentence of time served.



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