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Lockport man charged with Taser possession

LOCKPORT – A South Transit Road man pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment accusing him of having a Taser electronic stun gun at Niagara County Community College Dec. 17.

A security guard reported that she heard an electric zapping sound in an area outside a Tim Hortons on the Sanborn campus. Kenneth J. Ozimek, 45, allegedly told her he had taken the stun gun to NCCC because it was needed for a class he was attending.

However, Assistant District Attorney Theresa L. Prezioso said, investigation showed Ozimek was not enrolled in any class. He was arrested on Christmas Eve and later indicted on a charge of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.