COLONIE - Colonie Police arrested three men, two on felonies, Sunday after receiving a tip related to a Central Avenue motel room, police said.
The incident hapened at the Econo Lodge Motel at 1630 Central Avenue, just before 8 p.m. Police received information then that an illegal handgun was inside a room there and police soon learned that the person in control of the weapon wasn't there at the time.
Police then waited and received a search warrant. When the person returned in a car with two other people, police took them into custody and searched the room.
Inside, police found an illegal Taurus 9mm handgun with seven rounds and an additional 32-round magazine loaded with 17 rounds. The gun was reported stolen out of Polk County in Florida in February, police said.
Police charged Quincy K. Brown-Oliver, 25, of Lakeland, Fla., with one count each of second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all felonies, and with violation marijuana possession.
A passenger in the car, identified as Deveonte M. Williams, 25, of Bartow, Fla., was found with four grams of heroin and three grams of cocaine. Williams was charged with third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, along with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
The other person in the car, identified as the driver, Dawan W. Johnson, 41, of Albany, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor.
Brown-Oliver and Williams were held for arraignment. Johnson was released to appear in court later.