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Wanted woman arrested on drug charges

ALBANY — Three people were caught with an illegal drug Sunday afternoon, one of whom was already wanted by police, Albany Police officers said.

And in a separate incident, another person was arrested on drug charges.

An Albany Police Department report narrative states that officers responded to 722 W. Whitney Ave., Apt. A, in reference to a wanted person. The door was open, through which the officer saw three people who appeared to be smoking a substance in color wrap.

The substance had a strong odor of marijuana.

The narrative goes on to say that contact was made with Pauline Whitfield, as well as two others — possibly minors — whose names were blacked out on the narrative.

A computer check was run on Whitfield, who was reportedly found to have an active warrant out on her for probation violation. The narrative said she had just blown smoke from her mouth and began to pass the drag to one of the unnamed individuals, who grabbed the drug but then let go of it when he noticed the officer’s presence.

Whitfield reportedly made an attempt to hide the drug under the couch, police said. She was taken into custody. One of the unnamed individuals was turned over to his father at the scene.

One of the unnamed individuals told the officer he “hit” or “smoke” the blunt once.

The other individual was handcuffed and transported to the 600 block of Burke Avenue to make contact with his mother. A woman who identified herself as his aunt answered the door.

The narrative states that contact was made shortly afterward with his mother, who took possession of her son.

In a separate case, Yataka Geter, 30, was arrested Sunday on warrants of possession of cocaine and obstruction of an officer, APD reports show.

This arrest stems from a May incident in which the investigation of loud music from a 2008 Dodge Charger on the 1400 block of Palmyra Road resulted in the subject running and an officer finding cocaine in the car.

Upon further investigation, authorities believed Geter to be that individual, according to reports.