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Drug arrest, West 21st Street

Jonathan Vargas, 29, in Erie County Prison

An Erie man is behind bars after police seize drugs from his car and find a gun in his home.

29 year old Jonathan Vargas was arraigned on two counts of drug possession, one count of receiving stolen property and a firearms charge.

Police were led to Vargas' home in the 1000 block of West 21st Street after a shooting was reported there Monday night.  While on the scene, police spotted Vargas' car with drugs visibly inside.  Police executed a search warrant, seizing a large amount of marijuana and THC wax and found an unregistered gun in his home.

Vargas is in the Erie County Prison on $25,000 bond.


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