South Carolina Man Admits Illegal Gun Sales to Broome County
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.
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.
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.