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Police Arrest Albany Man for possessing illegal handguns and felony weight narcotics


Albany, NY - December 8, 2023 - On December 8, 2023, State Police assigned to the Violent Gangs and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET) apprehended Davon Sisnett, a 36-year-old resident of Albany, NY, on several charges related to the possession and distribution of controlled substances.

Sisnett has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, a class "A" felony, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a class "B" felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fourth degree, a class "C" felony, and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree, a class "A" misdemeanor.

Following an intensive investigation that started in the Spring of 2023, law enforcement officials obtained credible information indicating Sisnett's involvement in the unlawful sale and handling of illicit drugs. Consequently, a search warrant was executed at his residence in Albany, NY, on December 8, 2023. During the search, a significant quantity of controlled substances, along with drug paraphernalia and a substantial amount of U.S. currency, were discovered and confiscated. Sisnett was apprehended at the scene.

Following his arrest, Sisnett was transported to SP Latham for processing, where he was properly arraigned at the Albany City Court. Subsequently, he was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility pending further legal proceedings.

Additionally, as the investigation progressed, law enforcement authorities uncovered the existence of a storage unit in Rensselaer, NY, allegedly utilized by Sisnett.

A subsequent search warrant was issued and executed on this unit, leading to the discovery of additional controlled substances and two loaded handguns, both illegally possessed. Notably, both firearms were equipped with illegal high-capacity magazines. Consequently, an arrest warrant directly related to the items found in the storage unit was issued by the Rensselaer County Court on December 26, 2023.

On December 29, 2023, thanks to the assistance of the United States Marshal Service, Sisnett was located at his Albany, NY residence and taken into custody. He was subsequently transported to SP Latham for processing and then transferred to the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility, where he will await arraignment.

For further information, please contact Troop G Public Information Officer, Trooper Stephanie O'Neil.

About the New York State Police - The New York State Police is a highly trained and professional law enforcement agency committed to ensuring the safety and security of the residents of New York. With a dedicated Violent Gangs and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VGNET), the State Police diligently investigates and apprehends individuals involved in violent and drug-related criminal activities as part of its mission to protect and serve the community

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