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Troopers: Early Wednesday Albany traffic stop leads to gun; Schenectady residents arrested

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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.

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