Albany Drug Bust

Authorities seized thousands of dollars' worth of drugs and cash following a traffic stop on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Authorities arrested two in Albany this week after a traffic stop eventually led to the seizure of thousands of dollars in drugs and cash.

The Albany Police Department announced via social media that Akeem Hopson and Kelvin Costin had been booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on multiple drug-related charges over the weekend.

According to authorities, Albany police initiated a traffic stop Saturday evening. A Livingston Parish Sheriff’s K-9 officer then detected the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle, which led to a search conducted by Albany Police officers and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputies.

This resulted in the seizure of approximately 3 ounces of suspected marijuana, more than $1,100 in cash, approximately 1.08 ounces of suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, seven individual packages of THC-infused edibles, illegal prescription drugs, and several items of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and Albany Police officers then executed a search warrant at 29677 Mulberry Street later that night. During the search, they seized an additional 387 individual packages of THC-infused edibles, approximately 7 ounces of suspected marijuana, and 42 THC-infused vape cartridges.

The estimated street value of all items seized is approximately $22,000, according to authorities.

Hopson and Costin are being held at the Livingston Parish Detention Center pending their initial court appearances.

This investigation is ongoing.

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