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Colonie Police: Three Virginia men face weapons counts after gun found in traffic stop

Top: George Cuffee. Bottom: Eliakim Cuffee and Datron T. Johnson; Items seized by police.
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Top: George Cuffee. Bottom: Eliakim Cuffee and Datron T. Johnson; Items seized by police.

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COLONIE – Three Virginia men were arrested early Thursday on weapons counts after a Central Avenue traffic stop, police said.

Police stopped the vehicle just after 1 a.m. near Colonie Center for a traffic violation. Officers soon detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed a .40 caliber handgun magazine with 11 rounds and then a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun loaded with 15 rounds, police said.

Arrested were Eliakim K. Cuffee, 20, of Chesapeake, Va., identified as the driver; George N. Cuffee, 28, of Chesapeake, Va.; and Datron T. Johnson, 25, of Norfolk, Va.

All three face one count each of second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies.

Johnson faces additional counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, felonies.

The two Cuffees also face violation counts of marijuana possession, police said.

The three were held pending arraignment. Details of their arraignment were not available Sunday.

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