Man Facing Federal Charges After DEA, Sheriff Recovers Loaded Uzi In House

DUNKIRK – A 35-year-old Dunkirk man is facing federal charges after police allegedly recovered a loaded Uzi and other guns in his residence this week.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says Christopher Torres was arrested Monday after the DEA and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at his Eagle Street house in Dunkirk.

Prosecutors report investigators recovered the loaded UZI pistol, four additional firearms, digital scales with suspected cocaine residue, several small bags of suspected cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale, suspected Gabapentin pills, and other assorted drug paraphernalia.

Torres was charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes on Tuesday.

The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, and a maximum of life in prison.


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