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Schenectady parolee accused of having drugs, guns in home

Schenectady parolee accused of having drugs, guns in home

A search of a federal parolee’s home uncovered a stash of drugs and two guns, including one reported

A search of a federal parolee’s home uncovered a stash of drugs and two guns, including one reported stolen more than 18 years ago, authorities said.

Shaquan Hayes, 22, of 1007 Delamont Ave., was arrested Friday after a search of his residence by city police and federal parole officers, prosecutor Peter Willis said. Authorities found more than 4 ounces of cocaine, as well as 38 glassine envelopes of heroin, according to court papers.

They also found two handguns, a .357-caliber Taurus and a .38-caliber derringer, according to papers. The derringer was reported stolen Nov. 4, 1995.

What prompted Friday’s search of Hayes’ residence was unclear, but Willis said Hayes was on federal parole. Hayes was one of 19 people arrested in 2011 for his involvement in the Four Block gang in Schenectady, records show.

Hayes pleaded guilty later that year to conspiracy. He admitted to being involved in the gang’s drug trafficking. He also admitted to being hit by flying glass during a July 2010 shootout between Four Block and rival gang members.

Hayes was ultimately sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

He was released in February 2013, federal records show.

Hayes faces felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

He was being held Tuesday at the Schenectady County jail without bail.

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