A Whitney Point man is facing felony charges after Broome County Sheriff’s officials say they found a loaded and defaced gun during a traffic stop.

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Authorities pulled over a vehicle November 1 at around 3:30 p.m. on Main Street in Lisle for traffic and vehicle violations.

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As Deputies investigated, they say they found the driver, 24-year-0ld Brandon Pittsley had a loaded and defaced 9-mm handgun in his possession.

Pittsley is charged with felony criminal possession of a loaded firearm and felony criminal possession of a defaced firearm as well as misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon.