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Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Monroe County

HAMILTON TWP., Pa. - An East Stroudsburg man wanted in North Carolina was taken into custody.

State police stopped Johnny Smith, 32, on I-80 in Hamilton Township, Monroe County early Friday morning for traffic violations.

Police said Smith had multiple warrants out of North Carolina.

Officials said they also discovered an illegal handgun in his car.

Smith is behind held at Monroe County Correctional Facility.

His passenger in the car was also arrested on false ID and possession charges.

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