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Attempted Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm Leads to State Prison

Albany County District Attorney David Soares



Press Release

September 12, 2018



Attempted Criminal Possession of a Loaded

 Firearm Leads to State Prison


ALBANY, NY- District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that SHAQUAN CANTEEN, 33, of Albany, was sentenced to 5 years in State Prison, to be followed by 5 years of Post-Release Supervision, before the Honorable Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court yesterday morning. 

On April 26, 2018, CANTEEN pleaded guilty to a Superior Court Information charging (1) Count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class D Armed Violent Felony.

On November 18, 2017, in the area of Shenanigan’s Bar in the Town of Colonie, officers of the Colonie Police Department initiated a routine stop on a vehicle in which CANTEEN was seated in the driver’s side. Upon interviewing CANTEEN, officers observed a firearm in plain view on the driver side floorboard of the vehicle. Specifically, officers recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun. CANTEEN was apprehended at the scene. 

Assistant District Attorney Megan Spillane of the Street Crimes Unit handled the prosecution of this case.

For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710 or [email protected]