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Traffic stop leads to heroin-related arrests in Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Ravena man and Catskill woman were arrested Monday following a traffic stop near Henry Johnson Boulevard and Livingston Avenue in Albany. Brian Morrill, 55, and Kasmira Pepper, 36, face multiple charges.

On Monday, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled a car over near Henry Johnson Boulevard and Livingston Avenue for a traffic violation. They identified Morrill as the driver and Pepper as the passenger. Amid their investigation, deputies say they found a quantity of heroin and cocaine.

Morrill Charges:

  • Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Second-degree obstructing governmental administration
  • Resisting arrest

Pepper Charges:

  • Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

Morrill will be arraigned in Albany City Court. Pepper was released on an appearance ticket and is due to appear in Albany City Court at a later date.

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