Five people are facing numerous charges after Utica Police conducted a traffic stop on the 1500 block of Elm Street.

Police were patrolling an active "Hot Spot" in the city when officers saw the operator of a vehicle commit a traffic violation.

They say a search of the vehicle turned up five loaded handguns, four rifles, one shotgun and a quantity of ammunition and drugs.

The following suspects were arrested:

  • Brent A. Abdallah (age 23) of Utica, NY
  • Gene Sebastino (age 40) of Adams, Massachusetts
  • Joseph E. Giard-Bell (age 55) of Adams, Massachusetts
  • Cameron Brown (age 22) of Utica, NY
  • Alisha Callahan (age 23) of Poland, NY

They're facing charges including criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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