Police nab two for illegal possession of weapon, drugs

Christian O. Marin-Sanchez, 29, and Hector L. Carmona-Burgos, 44, both of Dunkirk, were brought up on a second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge, with an additional criminal possession of a controlled substance charge for Marin-Sanchez, on Monday after allegedly being found with a loaded handgun at a local manufacturing plant.

At 5:45 p.m., the Dunkirk Police Department responded to a local manufacturing plant for a report of two employees in possession of a handgun.

Responding officers located and confronted the two individuals inside the facility.

A safety pat-down was conducted on both, and officers allegedly located and seized a loaded 9 mm handgun, which was found in one of the suspect’s front pockets.

After further investigation, it was determined that the one suspect had allegedly passed the handgun off to the other prior to officers’ arrival.

The suspects, Marin-Sanchez and Carmona-Burgos, do not possess pistol permits.

While booking, officers located a prescription bottle on Marin-Sanchez that contained a controlled medication that he was not prescribed.

Both subjects are currently awaiting arraignment in Dunkirk Police lockup.