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Dad, sons arrested on weapons charges

April 24, 2013

Eric Ivan, 48, and his sons Conner, 25, and Dustin, 26, all of whom live on Edward Avenue in Monticello, have been arrested on multiple weapons charges.

Monticello police, with the assistance from the New York State Police (NYSP) Special Operation Response Team (SORT) and the NYSP Aviation Unit executed a no-knock search warrant at the home on April 22.

Investigating officers recovered four rifles, five shotguns, a sawed-down shotgun, three handguns, ammunition, marijuana plants, unlawfully possessed fireworks and various drug paraphernalia. One of the handguns, a .380 caliber Sig Sauer model P230, was reported stolen from the State of Florida in December 2010.

The defendants were each charged with felony criminal and misdemeanor possession of weapons, conspiracy, growing marijuana, criminally using drug paraphernalia, unlawfully dealing with fireworks and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The defendants were taken to the Monticello Police lockup awaiting an arraignment. The Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation.