Albany Police Officers recover loaded handgun during traffic stop

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany Police patrol officers recovered a loaded handgun early Sunday morning after a traffic stop on Central Avenue. Around 1:15 a.m. on January 9, officers stopped a vehicle for an unnamed violation of the Vehicle and Traffic law.

During the stop, the driver was found to be operating his vehicle with a suspended license, and was in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. Police say Dayton Mills, 27, of Albany was taken into custody and charged on the following counts:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operator

Mills was arraigned this morning and was released after posting $20,000 bail.

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