15 December 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

SP Latham

December 15th, 2019


Couple Arrested on Drug Charges

A City of Albany couple was arrested during the late hours on Friday night, December 13th, 2019.  Investigators based out of Latham say that Troopers based out of the NYS Thruway Albany Barracks conducted a traffic stop on Brian Morrill, age 51, and passenger Kaasmira Pepper, age 32, both of Albany for vehicle and traffic law violations.  After further roadside investigation, it was determined that Morrill and Pepper possessed Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, and Marihuana.  Both were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree.  Morrill was charged additionally with UPM 2nd, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree with Intent to Sell, as well as Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Pepper was arraigned and turned over to the Guilderland Police Department on a bench warrant, and Morrill was remanded to the Albany County Jail without bail. 
 
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