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A convicted felon from York City is facing federal charges for allegedly possessing a firearm.

Ernest Dyer, 44, was indicted Wednesday, July 26, for possessing a firearm after he was convicted of a felony, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Dyer was arrested on a local warrant July 7, when investigators found a handgun in his home, the release states.

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According to his indictment, he was found in possession of a .40 caliber, Hi-Point semi-automatic pistol, loaded with 10 .40 caliber cartridges. 

Northern York County Regional Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI assisted in investigating the case.

The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine, the release states.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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