Rochester man arrested at Peace Bridge, charged with unlawfully possessing a gun


This photo shows a general view of the Peace Bridge, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Buffalo N.Y. Pascale Ferrier, a Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing the poison ricin to the White House, was taken into custody Sunday, Sept. 20 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges Tuesday in Buffalo, New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — U.S. Attorney James Kennedy announced today a Rochester man was arrested at the Peace Bridge and charged with illegally possessing a gun on Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, a Customs and Border Protection officer encountered 27-year-old Christopher Kendrick traveling in an “erratic” manner at the Peace Bridge.

Kennedy’s office says the officer also smelled the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle.

During a search of Kendrick’s vehicle, another officer found a semi-automatic firearm.

According to officials, a records check revealed that in October 2011, Kendrick was convicted in Monroe County Court of the crime of third-degree robbery, and as a result of such conviction, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The charge carries a max penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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