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HAMPTON — A man from Vermont was charged with a felony Saturday after police spotted an unregistered handgun and numerous illegal magazines in a vehicle that was stopped, authorities said.

Nelson W. Sheldrick, 30, of Poultney, Vermont, was pulled over on county Route 18A just after 3 p.m., and State Police noticed a loaded 9mm handgun on the floor of the vehicle, officials said. The gun was not registered in New York, and Sheldrick did not have a pistol permit in New York, police said.

Troopers also discovered 30-round magazines in the vehicle that are illegal under New York law, according to State Police.

Sheldrick was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and released, pending prosecution in Hampton Town Court.

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