COLONIE – A 48-year-old Albany man visiting the Albany County jail ended up staying a little longer after deputies found him in possession of drugs.
Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. said deputies were conducting a random traffic safety checkpoint at the jail and noticed the odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle driven by Keith L. Payne.
A subsequent search of his vehicle uncovered 7.8 grams of crack cocaine.
He was charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a controlled substance, the violation of unlawful possession of marijuana and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.
He was incarcerated at the jail pending an arraignment on Friday, May 5.