COLONIE — A speeding ticket led to the arrest of three people and the discovery and confiscation of two illegal handguns.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, at around 2:20 p.m. patrol officer Patrick Fennelly stopped a 2016 Fiat for speeding on Central Avenue, according to Lt. Robert Winn.
The driver, Ganesh Bhagwanbin, had a suspended driver’s license and the car had improper license plates.
During a search of the car, two handguns were recovered, a Ruger LCP loaded with six rounds and a Ruger LCR with four rounds.
The origins of the two guns is still under investigation but early indications are they were stolen in other states, Winn said, and none of the occupants were licensed to carry handguns in this state.
The two represent the 18th and 19th handgun confiscated by Colonie police this year.
The three Schenectady residents face a host of charges.
Bhagwanbin, 25, is charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon and the felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly having in his possession 2.9 grams of cocaine as well as the misdemeanor of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and the infractions of speeding, unregistered motor vehicle and improper plates.
Jake Clark, 18, is charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon and the misdemeanor of criminal possession of a controlled substance for allegedly having in his possession a quantity of cocaine.
Christine Sukhraj, 20, was charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon.
They were arraigned in Colonie Town Court and released to the supervision of probation.