Once again a felony drug arrest comes after an officer discovers a large number of drugs in a vehicle, during a simple traffic stop in Albany.

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A Deputy with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Monday, June 21, that led to an Albany man’s arrest.

Shakir Caldwell, a 27-year old man from Albany, was arrested after he was stopped for a traffic violation.

A Sheriff’s Deputy conducted an investigation and discovered that Mr. Caldwell was driving without a license. He was removed from his vehicle after officers allegedly found a large number of drugs.

Officers confiscated drugs and drug paraphernalia from the car. They found a scale and baggies. They also confiscated a large number of drugs. They recovered 109 grams of Psilocybin which is a hallucinogenic drug, also known as mushrooms.

At that point, Mr. Caldwel was arrested and taken into custody. He was charged with second-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony); two counts of second-degree Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor); one count of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell (Felony); one count of Unlicensed Operator of a Motor Vehicle; and other various traffic infractions.

Mr. Caldwell was transported to the Albany County Correctional Facility as he waits for arraignment at the Albany City Court.

At only 27-years old, Mr. Caldwell may have to spend a long time in jail. He is still a young man and has the potential to turn his life around. Hopefully, he learns a lesson and works hard to keep himself out of trouble.

Capital Region Mugshots 03.02.21

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