When Colonie police officers pulled over a blue 2019 Hyundai Tucson, they had no idea that the vehicle contained three felons and a loaded handgun.

Around 1:14 a.m. on November 20, police officers pulled over the blue Hyundai for a traffic violation near the Colonie Center on Central Avenue. When officers approached the vehicle, the smell of marijuana emitted from the window.

The driver, 20-year-old Eliakim Cuffee and his two passengers, 25-year-old Datron Johnson and 28-year-old George Cuffee, were all removed from the vehicle.

Officers were able to seize a .40 handgun magazine as well as a fake Delaware drivers license from Datron Johnson.

Officers searched the vehicle and they found a loaded .20 Smith and Wesson handgun. The gun was never reported stolen, but none of the occupants of the vehicle had a permit to carry a gun and they all had felony convictions.

According to News 10, Eliakim Cuffee was charged with one count of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); one count of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); one count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor); one count of Improper\No Signal (Traffic Violation).

George Cuffee was charged with one count of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); one count of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); and one count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor).

Datron Johnson was charged with one count of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); two counts of-third degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon (Felony Offense); and one Count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument (Felony Offense).

All three men were taken to the Albany County Correctional Facility where they are expected to be arraigned sometime today.

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