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Troopers: Tip leads to 280 grams of heroin in car

Troopers: Tip leads to 280 grams of heroin in car

Search warrant turns up additional drugs, weapons
Troopers: Tip leads to 280 grams of heroin in car
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ALBANY — A tip led state police to a car last week that was carrying a large amount of heroin, state police said Monday.

Troopers stopped the car on the Thruway in Coeymans on Wednesday and arrested the occupants, Darrell B. Chapman, 37, of Rensselaer, and Lacee Sousis, 20, of Troy.

Darrell B. Chapman and Lacee Sousis. (Provided)

Inside the car, troopers found 280 grams of heroin. State police then obtained search warrants for Chapman's residence and business. They found 100 grams of cocaine, seven grams of crack cocaine, cash, scales and a money counter at his business. At his home, they found 1.5 kilos of cocaine, four handguns and two assault rifles, police said. The location and nature of the business was unclear from a news release.


Chapman and Sousis each face one count of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They were arraigned and ordered held without bail. Further charges are possible.

The original tip came in as part of an ongoing investigation by the state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team. State police Troop G and Troop T, the Albany County District Attorney's Office, Albany police, Rensselaer police, the state Intelligence Center and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision assisted in the investigation.

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