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Dozens of firearms, pot seized from New Albany home

James Ross (Source: New Albany Police) James Ross (Source: New Albany Police)
Police said five pounds of marijuana was recovered from Ross's home. Police said five pounds of marijuana was recovered from Ross's home.
About 40 firearms were seized from Ross's home in New Albany. About 40 firearms were seized from Ross's home in New Albany.
Detective Major Jeff Topping of Floyd County Criminal Investigations Detective Major Jeff Topping of Floyd County Criminal Investigations

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – Police showed off some of the guns and marijuana seized from a southern Indiana man accused of trying to choke his grandson.

Police made the discovery early Sunday morning at the home of James Ross, 56, of New Albany.

Officers were called to Ross's home on Gap Hallow Road after a 14-year-old boy alerted relatives that Ross had choked him and that he feared for his life. The teen lived with Ross, who is his grandfather.

Police said they were aware Ross had several guns, so they called in the SWAT team just to be safe.

"A 50 caliber rifle is accurate up to a mile in range," said Detective Major Jeff Topping with Floyd County Criminal Investigations, "so, I mean, think of how far that could go to take somebody out. It had a scope on it, which, you know, it isn't just for target practice. I don't know what he was doing with it or what made him possess it."

Investigators said there were about 40 firearms and five pounds of marijuana inside Ross's home.

Ross is out on bond. He faces several charges including marijuana possession, battery and strangulation.

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