A Swift Current man arrested during an illegal firearms possession investigation last spring that drew a large police presence has pled guilty

Theoren Delmage entered the plea in Swift Current Provincial Court last Wednesday for an attempt at manufacturing a firearm, which landed him a 22-month jail sentence to be served in the community. The sentence conditions include a 24-hour curfew for six months and a reduced curfew after. He is barred from having weapons and firearms and consuming alcohol and drugs. A weapons search clause was also included.

Crown Prosecutor Curtis Wiebe said Delmage has been under house arrest since last July when he was released from custody after serving 14 days in jail.

"He was able to follow his strict conditions from July until now and that was one of our considerations why we were agreeable to have him serve the sentence in the community," he said. 

The 30-year-old was arrested on May 31, 2023, at a residence on the 200 block of 7th Avenue Northwest in Swift Current as a result of a search warrant for an illegal firearms possession investigation. He was charged with one count of possession of a prohibited weapon, one count of possession of ammunition while prohibited, and one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. 

The Federal Crown elected not to proceed with the drug charge, and Wiebe wasn't convinced the two weapons charges would land in court either.

"The weapon is not the weapon he was attempting to manufacture," he said. "That weapon, we could not prove that he had possession of that."

If Delmage breaches any of his conditions, he will serve the remaining portion of his sentence in jail.