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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Christopher Kendrick, 27, of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Franz M. Wright, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on May 11, 2021, a Customs and Border Protection officer encountered the defendant traveling in an erratic manner at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry. The officer also smelled the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, another officer located a semi-automatic firearm. A records check revealed that in October 2011, Kendrick was convicted in Monroe County Court of the crime of Robbery in the 3rd degree, and as a result of such conviction, he is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The complaint is the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Brophy and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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