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Man with firearm in Sturgeon Falls was intoxicated say OPP

OPP investigated a report of an unwanted person walking with a firearm on Salter Street in Sturgeon Falls
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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.

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