Former Lethbridge radio personality granted absolute discharge

A former Lethbridge radio announcer has been granted an absolute discharge after pleading guilty in May to a single charge of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.

Gillian MacLeod was granted the discharge in a Lethbridge courtroom on Friday and she will not have a criminal record.

The Crown recommended a fine and probation, and told the court that MacLeod had received a taser from a friend.

The law says a taser is a prohibited weapon that can only legally be possessed and used by law enforcement personnel.

However, a Calgary lawyer asked the judge for an absolute discharge, and said MacLeod accepted the taser as a last resort as she was being stalked by an unknown man and feared for her safety. 

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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