ALBANY – A traffic stop this past week on Interstate 90 in Albany led to the arrests of two men and the discovery of a gun and drugs, all in the presence of four children, state police said.
The incident happened just after 11 a.m. July 6, state police said. Troopers spotted the driver committing traffic infractions and pulled the car over, state police said.
The troopers identified signs of drug use and a search soon uncovered a loaded handgun with a magazine capable of carrying more than seven rounds, along with suboxone and a quantity of heroin, state police said.
Four children were present in the car during the stop, troopers said.
State police identified the two men arrested as Harold P. Miller, III, of Menands, and Cleveland White, of Bainbridge, Chenango County.
Miller is accused of possessing the gun and magazine. He faces one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, along with unlawful possession of an ammo feeding device, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, misdemeanors.
White faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, misdemeanors.
Miller was held for arraignment. White was released to appear in court later.