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Man Stopped Without Headlight; Handgun, Ammunition In Car: Police

Patch logo Patch 11/29/2021 Jerry Barmash
Iyel Adams Banton, 19, was taken into custody on Sunday morning in West Hempstead for having a gun and ammunition in his vehicle, police say. © Nassau County Police Department Iyel Adams Banton, 19, was taken into custody on Sunday morning in West Hempstead for having a gun and ammunition in his vehicle, police say.

WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY — A man was stopped with no headlines just after midnight on Sunday in West Hempstead. During the investigation, officers observed a knife in the center cup holder, detectives said.

Once the man was removed from the 2007 Toyota Camry, police discovered a 9mm handgun with no serial number in the back of the car, and a zip lock bag containing 30 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, detectives said.


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Iyel Adams Banton, 19, of Central Islip was arrested without further incident, police said.

Banton, who was due to be arraigned on Sunday in Hempstead, faces charges that include, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

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