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North Carolina man gets 6 years for firearms possession

January 6, 2021 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to six years for possession of firearms while being a convicted felon, federal prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a news release Tuesday that a search of 21-year-old Nicholas Travon Edwards’ home by the Raleigh Police Department turned up four pistols, a rifle, two extended magazines containing 60 rounds of ammunition, a rifle mount, a scope and 10 rounds for a 9mm pistol. Investigators determined one of the firearms was stolen, prosecutors said, citing court documents.

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The search also turned up marijuana and oxycodone, according to the news release.

Edwards pleaded guilty to breaking and entering in November 2017 after authorities said he broke into a building and stole equipment from a tree service.