Albany Police seize 100 pounds of marijuana in ongoing investigation
ALBANY -- "This is certainly a good grab to get 100 pounds of marijuana and those two guns off our streets."
Albany police are calling this massive haul a win.
More than 100 pounds of pot, two handguns, and about 60 thousand in cash are the result of an investigation into this garage on Bradford Street.
"On February 27th around 9 o'clock in the morning we received a call for shots fired. When officers arrived there, they spoke with individuals inside who said that some men came in armed with a handgun and forcibly stole their property, and on the way out fired several shots at them."
Albany Police Public Information Officer Steve Smith says no one was hurt, but 24 year old Jovon McCall was arrested and charged with Robbery.
"Through the course of the investigation, we also learned additional details that the garage was a place where marijuana was being sold out of."
Smith says police executed a search warrant at the garage at the end of March and seized marijuana and cash.
He says 42-year-old Isaac Isom and 49-year-old Ricky Durham were both charged with criminal possession.
Through additional search warrants at Durham's home in East Greenbush and his car, Smith says detectives found the bulk of the marijuana and cash.
Smith says they strive daily to get quantities like this off the city's streets in an effort to curb violence.
"There's certainly a correlation between drugs and violence, especially gun violence."
Smith says his department is working with the Rensselaer County District Attorney on the investigation in East Greenbush and more charges may be coming.