S. Indiana man indicted on weapons charges

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:24 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in southern Indiana announced the indictment Wednesday of a Charlestown man.

Investigators say 45-year-old Paul James Hoskins is facing felony counts of possession of a firearm.

They say Hoskins allegedly used the weapons to protect his drug trafficking operation.

Officials also obtained a search warrant for Hoskins parents’ home just next door.

“During this consent search, two firearms were found openly in a rear bedroom. Also in this bedroom was a padlocked closet allegedly storing over 30 additional firearms,” U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett said.

Also discovered in the closet was a sawed off shotgun.

Hoskins is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning guns.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

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