A Rensselaer County couple was arrested after officers discovered drugs in their car during a traffic stop.

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On Sunday afternoon an officer with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop in Albany that landed the driver in jail. Not only was the driver arrested, his girlfriend also went to jail that day.

According to News 10, During the traffic stop, Sheriff’s Deputies discovered that the driver, 31-year old Michael Hamlin, allegedly had an active warrant for his arrest. Mr. Hamlin also allegedly had drugs in his possession. Officers report that Hamlin had Heroin and Suboxone in the car. They have not indicated what the warrant was for.

Mr. Hamlin’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Angela Sutliff, reportedly had drugs in her possession also. She allegedly had a number of pills with her including heroin.

Both suspects were arrested and taken into custody. Ms. Sutliff was arrested and charged with one count of seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor), and one count of second-degree Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). She was released on an appearance ticket and was scheduled to appear in the Albany City Court at a later date.

Mr. Hamlin was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operator (Misdemeanor) and one count of seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Misdemeanor). He was also issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled for an appearance in Albany City Court at a later date.

This is another example letting us know that it is never smart to drive recklessly if you know that you have drugs in your possession, especially if you have a warrant for your arrest.

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