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State Police in Jamestown

ELLERY — An Ohio man is facing charges after an incident at the Ellery Rest Area on Thursday.

James Smith, 53, of Ravenna, Ohio, wash charged with criminal possession of a firearm after troopers conducted a routine commercial vehicle inspection. He was found to be in possession of a black semiautomatic pistol without a New York state Pistol Permit.

Smith was placed under arrest, processed an issued an appearance ticket. Smith is to be in the town of Ellery Court on a later date to answer the charge.

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