ALBANY, N.Y. -- Three men are in custody for possession of a handgun following an incident on Walter Street.
On Wednesday April 16, at about 9:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of North Second Street and Walter Street for a report of group with a handgun. When they arrived, Quintril Clark, 23, of Albany, was observed walking nearby and was stopped as part of the investigation.
A vehicle associated with Clark was located a short distance away and was occupied by two other suspects. During the course of the investigation, a loaded .45 caliber handgun was recovered from inside the vehicle.
The recovered handgun was reported stolen to the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Virginia in May of 2009.
The occupants, Dezmon Smith, 21, and Christopher Duke, 25, both of Troy, were taken into custody without incident.
Smith was also found to be in possession of 7.1 grams of cocaine.
Smith was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Dukes was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Clark was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
All three men were arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
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