8 arrested in safety checkpoints near the Albany County Jail

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany County Sheriff’s deputies arrested eight people on various charges at or near the jail.

Charges range from failing to pay a fine to drug possession.

One of them was Keith Payne, who is accused of trying to bring marijuana to the jail. They say he also had several ounces of crack cocaine on him.

It was all part of random safety checkpoints around the facility.

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