A federal grand jury indicted a New Freeport man for alleged violations of firearms laws.

On Sept. 29, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced the two-count indictment of Chester Aaron Hostutler, 34, of New Freeport.

Authorities alleged that on two separate occasions in August 2020, Hostutler knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition as a drug user or an addicted person.

If convicted, the law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

State police and the FBI conducted the investigation leading to Hostutler’s indictment. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives also assisted in the case.

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