PONCHATOULA, La. — 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.

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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