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Man faces federal firearm charge

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

ABINGDON — A 41-year-old Galax man faces a federal charge of possession of a firearm, arising from a traffic stop and sobriety check last August.

Galax Police Department Officer Jody Poole stopped a 1978 Ford pickup on Meadow Street, leading to the charge against Joe Jackson Gambill, according to federal court documents.

During the traffic stop, Poole noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Gambill, the complaint states.


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