May 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM
KAMLOOPS – A man disobeying his bail conditions found himself in Kamloops Supreme Court yesterday where he pleaded guilty and received a three and a half year prison sentence.
Daniel Robert Sigmund, 20, was arrested and charged in connection with dial-a-dope type drug deals in Penticton after police set up a sting in 2013. When arrested, Sigmund was in possession of a false drivers license, ecstasy and oxycodone.
Sigmund was released shortly afterward with terms not to possess a cellphone or any weapons.
As he drove to pick up a summons from the Kamloops RCMP detachment on May 1, 2013, Sigmund was pulled over by police as he failed to display his new driver “N” magnet on the back of his car. He pulled into the detachment parking lot where the officer noticed the restrictions on Sigmund and found an iPhone and a handgun in the vehicle. Sigmund was arrested on the spot.
In court yesterday, Sigmund plead guilty to several charges which included possessing drugs, a false identity and a restricted firearm.
He has been under house arrest for the past year with his parents acting as his guards. As a 20-year-old offender, Sigmund’s lawyer Jeremy Jensen attributed the criminal choices Sigmund made to his “poor choice of peers.”
Sigmund’s parents were present in the courtroom. He often turned to them while in the accused box and addressed the court to thank them.
“I want them to know how much I care about them,” he said.
Sigmund was handed a three year mandatory minimum sentence for possessing a restricted firearm. For violating his bail order, he was handed an additional six months.
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