2 arrested for possession of weapons

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WATERVLIET, NY (NEWS10) – According to the Watervliet Police Department, two men have been arrested after they were found with a loaded handgun. One of the men arrested had just been released from prison hours before the arrest.

On Monday, February 14, at approximately 7:58 p.m., Watervliet Police carried out a traffic stop in the area of ​​Broadway at Seventh Street.

After investigation, it was discovered that the driver, Jeffrey O. Meadows III, 20, of Albany, was operating the vehicle with a suspended NYS driver’s license. Officers also found a loaded and illegally detained handgun inside Meadows’ vehicle.

Meadows and the passenger, Kamao B. Douglas, 20, of Watervliet, were both arrested.

Meadow fees:

  • Criminal possession of a 2nd degree weapon (felony)
  • Criminal possession of a firearm (felony)
  • Operation without a license aggravated in the 3rd degree
  • Violations of vehicle and traffic laws.

Douglas accuses:

  • Criminal possession of a 2nd degree weapon (felony)
  • Criminal possession of a firearm (felony).

Hours before the handgun arrest, Douglas was released from the Washington Correctional Facility after serving 14 months on a 2nd degree assault conviction. The conviction was the result of a September 2020 shooting that occurred in Troy.

Douglas was arraigned in Watervliet City Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility. Meadows was released after posting $50,000 bond.

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