New York State Police say half a dozen people are facing felony gun possession charges after officers seized illegal weapons in Broome County.
Two men were arrested following a traffic stop Sunday on Upper Front Street in the city of Chenango, just north of Binghamton.
Authorities say the men were found to be in possession of various illegal weapons and magazines that did not comply with New York State’s “SAFE Act.” They also allegedly possessed illegal metal knuckles and suspected illegal drugs.
Jeffrey Everetts, 39, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.
Nephrem Holt, 32, of Albany, was charged with two felony counts of weapons possession in the third degree and one misdemeanor count of weapons possession in the fourth degree.
Also on Sunday, four men were arrested as a result of a separate traffic stop in the same area. The policemen found them in possession of various illegal weapons and illegal chargers,
Robert Applegate II, 56, of Kinzers, Pennsylvania; Robert Applegate III, 31, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Glen Applegate, of Kinzers, Pennsylvania, 28, were charged with three felony counts of weapons possession in the third degree.
Trevor Sweigart, 29, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, was charged with four felony counts of weapons possession in the third degree.
The six men were processed at the Kirkwood State Police Barracks and later processed at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. He was ordered held without bail.
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