Charges laid on the Sandy Bay First Nation chief have been thrown out after a provincial court judge deemed him an upstanding citizen.
The judge commented Chief Irvin McIvor had reasonable explanation for the charges of unsafe storage of firearm.
McIvor is relieved he's free of any convictions, having been subject to criminal misconceptions.
Under travel restrictions, McIvor was also arrested before his court appearance this week and spent a night in an RCMP detachment. He feels the situation was blown out of proportion, stressing other elected officials wouldn't have been treated the way he was.
As the justice portfolio holder of the Southern Chiefs Organization, McIvor believes his integrity and reputation was attacked.