On the afternoon of January 25, Nipissing West OPP investigated a report of an unwanted person walking with a firearm on Salter Street, in Sturgeon Falls.
As a result of the investigation, Jason Mercier, 45, from West Nipissing, was arrested and is charged with:
- Two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition
- Being intoxicated in a public place
No-one was injured or threatened with the firearm.
Mercier was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 3 in West Nipissing.