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North Carolina man charged with criminal possession after NY state police find gun during traffic stop

A North Carolina man was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after state police stopped him on State Highway 80 in the town of Burlington.

Posted: Feb 12, 2020 2:23 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2020 2:31 PM

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y. – A North Carolina man was charged with criminal possession of a firearm after state police stopped him on State Highway 80 in the town of Burlington.

A trooper stopped Michael J. Alfaro, 28, for a traffic infraction, finding a gun and a magazine with ammunition while investigating.

State police say Alfaro did not have a pistol permit, and neither did his passenger.

Alfaro was released on appearance tickets, and is scheduled to return to court on March 2.

The passenger was not charged.

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