ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – An Odessa man has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor weapons and drug charges after a report of “suspicious conditions” in the City of Elmira over the weekend.
Bradley Smith, 34, was arrested on March 27 after the Elmira Police Department responded to a complaint of a “suspicious condition” behind a house in the 300 block of W. Clinton Street. The complaint reportedly said that someone was “slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle and had been there for an extended period of time.”
Officers said that Smith didn’t cooperate and appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. They also said that he refused to get out of the vehicle or provide his name.
At that point, Smith was arrested and charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration. Police then allegedly found two loaded guns: a .45 caliber handgun in a shoulder holster and a .22 handgun in Smith’s overall pockets. Police said both guns were defaced. Officers also allegedly found methamphetamine and over $1,200.
Smith was also charged with 2 counts of 2nd-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (a class-C felony), 3 counts of 3rd-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (a class-D felony), and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (a class-A misdemeanor).
He was taken to the Elmira Police Department pending arraignment on March 28. Police are asking anyone with more information into the incident to call the EPD at (607)-737-5626 or the tip line at (607)-271-HALT.