Police took an Amesbury man into custody on Tuesday after finding a high capacity firearm inside his home during the execution of a search warrant.

A black Beretta 9mm pistol was recovered with five high capacity feeding devices and over 376 rounds of ammunition during the search around 11:10 a.m. of the residence of Zachary Piechocki, 28, which came as a result of an ongoing investigation, according to Amesbury police. Details of the investigation were not disclosed by police.

Piechocki was charged with unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm, five counts of possession of high capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition without an FID card.

Massachusetts law defines a high capacity feeding device as "any firearm, rifle, or shotgun that is semiautomatic and has a fixed large capacity feeding device or is capable of accepting, or readily modifiable to accept, any detachable large capacity feeding device, or any firearm, rifle, or shotgun that employs a rotating cylinder capable of accepting more than ten rounds of ammunition or more than five shotgun shells.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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