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Utica man facing list of drug and weapon charges

A Utica man is facing a list of drug and weapon charges following an investigation into the possession and sale of illegal narcotics.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 10:12 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2017 10:16 AM

UTICA – A Utica man is facing a list of drug and weapon charges following an investigation into the possession and sale of illegal narcotics, according to the Utica Police Department.

On Wednesday, Utica police executed a search warrant at 51 Grant Street, where they say they found and seized a handgun, a quantity of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Ellery Oravetz, 38, of Utica, is charged with the following:

- Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
- Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
- Criminal possession of a firearm (Felony)
- Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Misdemeanor)
- Two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
- Two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Misdemeanor)
- Two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia (Misdemeanor)
- Unlawful possession of marijuana (Violation)

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