Albany man arrested on felony drug charges

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Shakir Caldwell, arrested on felony drug charges

Shakir Caldwell, arrested on felony drug charges

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Albany County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shakir Caldwell, 27, of Albany on felony drug charges after a traffic stop.

Sheriff’s Deputies say they conducted a traffic stop where it was discovered that Caldwell was driving without a license. Through further investigation, deputies reportedly found Caldwell in possession of a large amount of the hallucinogenic drug, psilocybin, also known as “mushrooms,” weighting around 109 grams along with scales and baggies.

Hallucinogenic drug, psilocybin, also known as “mushrooms,”

Charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree (Felony)
  • One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with Intent to Sell (Felony)
  • Two counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor)
  • One count of Unlicensed Operator (a violation)
  • various traffic infractions

Caldwell was taken to the Albany County Correctional Facility as a pre-arraigned detainee and will be arraigned in Albany City Court, according to police.

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