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Part-time EMT Found to Have Rocket Launcher among Weapons Cache

ROCKPORT The part-time EMT arrested last week on larceny and obstruction of justice allegations now faces multiple drug and weapon charges after police found a cache of firearms, thousands of assorted prescription pills, a tear-gas launcher and a military-grade rocket launcher all inside his Rockport apartment.

James M. Atkinson of 31R Broadway, was arrested on the new charges after police officers executed a search warrant obtained from Gloucester District Court.

Police had sought the warrant suspecting that Atkinson whose license to carry a gun was suspended last week off the original felony charge failed to relinquish all of his firearms the first time around. That, police said, came after officers noticed he had handed in ammunition for guns that he hadn’t turned over.

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