- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Authorities say they found 17 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition inside the home of a convicted felon who is banned from possessing firearms.

Senior State Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release Thursday that 61-year-old Edward Sutter of Ponchatoula has previously been convicted of felony domestic abuse battery.

Dwight says authorities executed a search warrant at Sutter’s home on Tuesday and found seven rifles, eight pistols and two shotguns. Dwight says they also found scopes and suppressors.

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The Advocate reports that Dwight declined to comment on what Sutter had planned to do with the weapons and ammunition.

Sutter has been charged with 17 counts of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery. It is unclear whether he has an attorney to comment.

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