Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On February 12, 2021, State Police in Latham arrested 65-year-old Francisco Salazar of Albany, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree (D felony), 5 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (A misdemeanor), and 3 counts of Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument (A misdemeanor).
State Police stopped Salazar for a series of traffic infractions as he traveled on Central Ave. in Albany Friday night. When the Trooper approached Salazar’s vehicle, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the interior. A probable cause search was conducted, and Salazar was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana as well as a quantity of heroin, cocaine, and three hypodermic needles containing heroin.
Salazar was taken into custody and transported to SP Latham for processing. He was virtually arraigned in Menands Village Court and remanded to Albany County Jail. He is due back in Albany City Court on February 17, 2021.