Utica parolee facing drug, gun charges after state police search home

A Utica man was arrested after New York State Police say they found him in possession of guns and drugs while executing a search warrant.

Posted: Jun 11, 2021 12:39 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 1:11 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica man was arrested after New York State Police say they found him in possession of guns and drugs while executing a search warrant.

The state police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team and Special Operations Response Team went to a Utica home with a search warrant on Tuesday, June 8, where they arrested 38-year-old Christopher L. Wallace.

Police say Wallace, who is currently on state parole and federal probation, was arrested after officers found two loaded firearms, fentanyl and drug paraphernalia.

Wallace is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies.

The suspect is being held in Oneida County jail without bail.

State police say the Utica Police Department assisted with the investigation.

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