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Schenectady Police: Investigation into prior shooting leads to traffic stop, drug, weapons arrests

The seized gun. Credit: Schenectady Police Department (inset); File (Background)
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The seized gun. Credit: Schenectady Police Department (inset); File (Background)

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SCHENECTADY – An investigation into a prior shooting led to a traffic stop last Friday and the arrests of two people on drug and weapons charges, police said Thursday.

Members of the department’s Special Investigations Unit and officers stopped the car just after 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Delamont Avenue and Hulett Street, police said.

Inside, they found a handgun and 14 grams of cocaine and an amount of heroin, police said.

A police release on Facebook indicated police had stopped the vehicle as the vehicle had been suspected of having been used in a prior city shooting. The release did not reference the prior shooting further. All of the charges filed relate to the traffic stop.

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Arrested were Richard T. Cook, 35, and Tasha M. Savage, 38, both of Schenectady.

Cook was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a weapon, as well as one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Savage was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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