Traffic stop in Albany leads to weapons charges
May 15, 2018 05:08 PM
A traffic stop in Albany ended with two men facing weapons charges after police say one of them was found hiding a sawed-off shotgun in his pants.
Police stopped a car Monday on Lark Street and noticed right away that the driver, 24-year-old Alton Franklin of Albany, had a gravity knife sitting on the driver's side armrest.
Then they noticed that his passenger, 24-year-old Raymier Worthen of Troy, appeared to be hiding something in his waistband. He turned out to be concealing a loaded, sawed-off 12-guage shotgun in his pants leg.
Both men have had run-ins with the law before. Franklin was arrested on drug charges in April. Worthen was charged with robbery in 2013.
Updated: May 15, 2018 05:08 PM
Created: May 15, 2018 03:44 PM
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