A South Carolina man will be sentenced in September for admitting he illegally sold guns to a known felon and weapons to a Binghamton resident.

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38-year-old Joshua Meighen of Seneca South Carolina pleaded guilty to transferring a firearm and ammunition to a convicted felon and selling a firearm to an out-of-state resident.

Federal prosecutors say the United States Attorney’s office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives New York Field Division investigated the sale of a Taurus 9mm semiautomatic pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition to a Central New York resident Meighen knew was a convicted felon.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

During his plea in Federal Court Thursday, May 19, Meighen also admitted he mailed a Phoenix Arms 22-caliber pistol and a Stoeger 9mm pistol from South Carolina to Binghamton.

The guns mailed to Binghamton were seized by authorities last November.

Meighen faces up to 10 years in prison for transferring a firearm and ammunition to a convicted felon and five years for selling a firearm out of state.

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