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Authorities Announce Arrest Of Capital Region Drug Traffickers

Albany County District Attorney David Soares
Katherine Carroll
Albany County District Attorney David Soares

Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced on Monday the arrest of two alleged Capital Region drug traffickers as part of a year-long investigation.

Soares says Darrell B. Chapman and Lacee Sousis were apprehended on the morning of October 18 as they were traveling north on Interstate 87 through the town of Coeymans.

The New York State Police narcotics enforcement team received a tip that Chapman would be traveling to New York City to pick up a large quantity of drugs. Police found 280 grams of heroin in the vehicle. Later, at Chapman’s residence, they found 100 grams of cocaine, scales, a money counter, four handguns, and two assault rifles.

We believe that we’ve gotten one of the area’s major traffickers," Soares says, "and we look forward to establishing that fact in court.”

Chapman and Sousis were both charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and are being held in Albany County jail without bail. Further charges are pending as the investigation continues.