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VERONA, N.Y. – A North Carolina man was arrested in New York after he was pulled over and police found a loaded handgun in his truck.

Syracuse.com reported that Bobby Campbell, 34, of Carrboro, was charged Saturday afternoon after being pulled over by a trooper for speeding.

Campbell was pulled over in his pickup truck in Verona, N.Y. where he was visiting relatives, according to the report.

The trooper who pulled him over reportedly found ammunition in the center console and questioned Campbell about it.

Police said Campbell admitted he bought a handgun in North Carolina and was carrying it with him to New York as he was visiting relatives.

Troopers searched the truck and reportedly found a fully-loaded Smith & Wesson 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol and an extra loaded magazine in the cab of the vehicle.

Campbell has been charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in addition to the speeding charge. He was released on a $4,400 cash bail.

North Carolina state law allows handguns to be carried in motor vehicles for many instances. But in some states, a handgun must be unloaded and locked in the trunk.

A similar incident happened earlier this year when a North Carolina man was arrested in New Jersey after he admitted to police he had a handgun in his car.