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      Utica parolee arrested on drug and weapons charges

      Fanya Smith


      Shamel Bell, 22, and Fanya Smith, 25, both of Utica, were arrested following a search warrant executed at 534 Jefferson Avenue in the City of Utica last Friday.



      Utica Police say investigators seized a loaded 9mm handgun, crack cocaine, heroin, packaging materials and a digital scale.



      Bell was under the supervision of New York State Parole at the time of his arrest, according to police.



      Both are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminally using drug paraphernalia.



      Smith was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.


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