Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a 32-year-old Owasco Road resident on several felony charges following an investigation that involved Office of Immigration, Customers Enforcement, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and State Police.
Anthony Ranauro, 32, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Schenck says the charges stem from an investigation, which was initiated when Ranauro was placing orders to an international company to receive fake identification documents for firearms.
He says during the three-month investigation information was obtained from ATF that he was ordering weapons parts by mail.
On May 10th deputies, along with state police, and agents from ATF located and interviewed Ranauro; and at that point secured several illegally possessed handguns and rifles.
Schenck says that several high capacity magazines, and a large volume of ammo was discovered. He added that some of the weapons seized had been built with parts that lacked serial numbers, which made them impossible to trace.
He was arraigned in Owasco Town Court and held on $6,000 cash bail, or $12,000 secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing, according to Schenck, who says that anyone with information can call (315) 253-1132.
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