ALBANY – Two Schenectady residents were arrested early Wednesday in Albany after they were found with a handgun during a traffic stop, state police said.
Alger Scott, 19, and Sanaa K. Almeraisi, 19, both of Schenectady, were each charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.
Troopers made the stop at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday over several traffic infractions on Interstate 90 in Albany, state police said.
When troopers spoke with Scott, identified as the driver, they observed signs of drug use. A subsequent search then uncovered a loaded revolver, state police said.
The search also uncovered just over a half pound of marijuana, as well as several Alprazolam and Hydrocodone pills, state police said.
Scott was also charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Both Scott and Almeraisi were both also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. A state police release did not address the endangerment charge.
Almeraisi was processed and released to appear in court later. Scott was held pending arraignment.