TROY DRUG and WEAPON Arrests: Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Activity


David Landfear and Landers Burton, both of Troy, are facing drug and firearms charges after various law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at 398 10th Street on May 17.

Landfear, 38, possessed 66 grams of heroin, fentanyl, and suboxone. He also possessed 22.3 grams of methamphetamine. According to the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, Burton, 24, was carrying a.45 semi-automatic weapon.

A 9mm semi-automatic weapon was also found in the second-floor flat. According to the sheriff, charges for the weapon are pending.

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The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with Troy Police detectives and ATF agents to conduct the arrest. “We would like to thank the ATF for their assistance in the search warrant execution and for their continued partnership in fighting gun crimes in Rensselaer County,” said the sheriff.

“The ATF remains committed to working hand in hand with our state, county, and local law enforcement partners to hold accountable those who would distribute illegal narcotics into our communities while using firearms to intimidate and protect their criminal activities,” said Mark Meeks, Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Albany Office.

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Burton was charged with:

  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm
  • Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
  • Charges include third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence.

Landfear was accused of:

  • Second-degree criminal possession of a controlled drug.
  • Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug with Intent to Sell
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled drug.
  • Both Burton and Landfear were charged in Troy City Court. Burton is being kept in
  • jail on $25,000 bail. Landfear was freed on probation supervision.
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