Man accused of using dog coins to buy guns has been released

A man accused of buying guns with dog coins was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence.

Darryl Wilson, 35, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, was arrested after authorities discovered the coins he used to buy several firearms and ammunition, including a shotgun, in June 2015.

Wilson admitted to purchasing the weapons, but denied any wrongdoing.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a news release that Wilson was released Friday after serving two years.

The agency did not say how many guns were purchased with the coins.

Prosecutors say Wilson purchased a handgun with a $1,500 dog coin.

He then took the gun to an undercover agent posing as a customer and purchased ammunition for the shotgun.

The FDLE says the undercover agent saw Wilson purchase ammunition for another shotgun and a shotgun-rifle combo that he bought in Florida.

The FDLE said the agent also found an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun that were in Wilson’s possession when he was arrested.

Wilson was arrested in June 2016 after authorities uncovered a second handgun, which was later determined to be a fake, in a storage facility at a gun shop in Pensacola, Florida.

Prosecutors say Wilson was carrying a fake firearm when he bought the weapons.

Wilson faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm.