Troy man arrested after State police discover cocaine, marijuana during traffic stop

ALBANY, N.Y. — A traffic stop in the City of Albany has resulted in felony
drug charges for a Troy man. 

Thruway State Police conducted a traffic stop on Southern Boulevard
near Exit 23 around 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon when the driver of a 1995
Chevrolet Tahoe failed to use his turn signal while heading to a local business. 

Troopers say the driver, Shawn L. Hector, 42, of Troy, exited the
vehicle and police noticed a small bag containing marijuana seeds. 

Following a search of the vehicle in which a State Police K-9 unit out
of Troop G, Latham was used, a plastic bag was located hidden in the center
console of the Tahoe.  The bag was found
to contain a vacuum sealed package of crack cocaine weighing 10 ounces along
with a separate package which contained approximately 36 grams of marijuana. 

After being transported to SP Albany for processing, Hector was charged
with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st-Degree
and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd-Degree,
and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th-Degree,
as well as vehicle and traffic charges. 

He was held overnight at the Albany County Jail and arraigned in the
City of Albany Court on Friday morning where he was remanded held without bail
and returned to the Albany County Jail. 

Hector is scheduled to return to Albany Court for a preliminary hearing
on March 5, 2013.

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