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Feds seize firearms from ex-St. Johnsbury police officer

Phil Ciotti - File photo Phil Ciotti - File photo

August 4, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Federal law enforcement agents who spent a day removing firearms from the home of a Vermont man say no charges have been filed.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were seen removing the firearms Wednesday from the St. Johnsbury home of Phil Ciotti.

The Caledonian Record says what appeared to have been hundreds of firearms were removed from the house.

James Mostyn, the resident agent-in-charge of the Burlington ATF office, says Ciotti holds a federal license as a firearms dealer. He described the activity as a routine inventory of a dealer's firearms.

Ciotti declined comment.

Ciotti was a St. Johnsbury Police officer from June 1980 to September 1990. He has served as a Caledonian County sheriff's deputy.

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