When an officer with the Colonie Police Department stopped a teenager from Slingerlands, they allegedly recovered an illegal gun in his vehicle.

Officers with the Colonie Police Department report that on March 14, at approximately 1:30 a.m., they observed a vehicle allegedly committing a traffic infraction on Albany Shaker Road. Sergeant Raymond Milham stopped the vehicle and interviewed the driver, 19-year old Anthony Hamilton of Slingerlands.

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According to News 6, during the interview Sergeant Milham allegedly discovered a loaded Taurus 9mm
in Mr . Hamilton’s possession. He also allegedly discovered that Mr. Hamilton did not have a proper license for the handgun.

Mr. Hamilton was arrested and charged with Vehicle and Traffic Violations; Criminal Possession of a Firearm (Felony); and Second-Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony).

Mr. Hamilton was transported to the Albany County Correctional Facility after he was arraigned in the Town of Colonie Justice Court. He was released shortly thereafter when his bond was posted.

It’s hard to believe that so many illegal guns are on the streets in the Capital Region. We have seen the results of these guns with the violence that we have seen during the last year. We’ve heard countless stories about young people being gunned down in the prime of their lives.

As a people, we have to do things differently if we want to see our young people flourish. We have to learn a better way to resolve issues and we must also be more supportive of one another. Hopefully, this teenager has learned his lesson and hopefully, he can turn his life around.

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