COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Colonie Police said Tuesday they arrested Jamaal Morton, 40, of Albany on April 9. The arrest stems from a traffic stop. Police said they pulled Morton over for multiple infractions before they found a loaded handgun.

Officers said they found a loaded Walther PPQ .40 caliber handgun in the driver area of Morton’s car. They said he did not have a pistol permit and was not allowed to have a handgun. They also said he was driving without a license and had an open container of alcohol in the car.

Walther PPQ .40 caliber handgun
Loaded Walther PPQ .40 caliber handgun recovered by Colonie Police. (Colonie Police)


  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (felony)
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree (misdemeanor)
  • Open Container in Motor Vehicle (infraction)
  • Multiple Vehicle & Traffic violations

Morton was arraigned in Colonie Justice Court. He was remanded to the Albany County Jail pending a preliminary hearing.

Police said this is still an active investigation. They are asking anyone with information to give them a call at (518) 783-2754. You can also submit a tip anonymously using Capital Region Crimestoppers at 1-833-ALB-TIP.