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In January of this year, the Merritt RCMP arrested a trio of suspects at a local motel.

The original call to the Mounties was concerning a gun being pointed at an individual. When they arrived at the scene, they arrested a Kamloops man, as well as a woman who had an outstanding warrant.

The Merritt man at the centre of the complaint was also arrested and has now been identified as Tyler Collins.

During the arrest, Mounties seized three firearms.

This week, Collins pleaded guilty to three charges, pointing a firearm, possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose and an unrelated assault charge.

Collins was sentenced to time served, as well as 18-month probation keeping him away from the other man involved.

He is also banned from owning a firearm for 10-years and was forced to submit a DNA sample to the national database.


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