BEACON, N.Y. -- Authorities arrested a Beacon man on a felony weapon possession charge following a traffic stop in Philipstown on Jan. 11.
Officials pulled over Tavon S. Luster, 20, on Route 9 in Philipstown for reported traffic violations. The vehicle Luster was driving was last registered in Delaware, but was bearing Ohio license plates that belonged to another car. Luster also reportedly presented false identification to the sheriff that pulled him over, police said.
While searching the vehicle, officials also found an unregistered 9mm pistol with a 13-round magazine. Luster admitted to owning the gun, police said.
Luster was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and second-degree criminal impersonation, police said.
Luster was arraigned by Town of Putnam Valley Justice Gina Capone and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000.00 cash bail or $50,000.00 bond pending a future appearance in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court.
If found guilty of the felony charge, the defendant could face up to fifteen years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $15,000.00.
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