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Convicted felon accused of possessing ammunition

A convicted felon from Lockport was charged by criminal complaint in Federal Court with possessing ammunition, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Monday.

Bob Odrzywolski, 72, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if he is convicted of the new charge, Hochul said in a news release.

Odrzywolski obtained ammunition from a local retailer, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case.

A search warrant was executed at Odrzywolski’s Crosby Road residence where officers recovered 10 handguns and approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition, which he was not allowed to possess, Hochul said.

Odrzywolski made an initial appearance Monday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and is being detained pending a detention hearing Dec. 23.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.