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North Carolina man arrested after customs officers find ammunition in truck

A North Carolina man with a prior felony conviction for controlled substance distribution was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.

Prosecutors said 29-year-old Justin Campbell Saunders, of Raleigh, entered the United States from Canada at the Peace Bridge, without stopping his truck for a customs inspection.

He was subsequently located on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga and returned to the Peace Bridge, where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspected his truck and reported finding 53 rounds of ammunition.

As a result of his prior felony conviction, Saunders is legally prohibited from possessing ammunition, prosecutors added.

Saunders made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr., and was released, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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