DEKALB, N.Y. (WWTI) — A man has been charged for possessing a gun illegally.
New York State Police arrested and charged Matthew W. Hopper, 35, of Dekalb, New York for illegal gun possession. Hopper was found in possession of a 9mm “ghost gun” with a Glock model 26 slide and a barrel.
According to NYSP, Hopper was found in possession of these items when he was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped by troopers in the town of Lisbon. The vehicle was originally stopped for a possible vehicle and traffic violation.
During a search of the vehicle, Troopers also recovered an additional two magazines for the firearm. Each was loaded with ten rounds, a silence and a quantity of suboxone.
Subsequently, Hopper was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” Felony; Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class “A” misdemeanor.
He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and released to the supervision of Probation. He is scheduled back in Lisbon town court at a later date.