GLOVERSVILLE - A man and woman from outside the area are facing felony drug charges after police said they found a significant amount of crack cocaine in their vehicle after it was stopped.
Justin "Blue" Jansen, 25, of 330 Division Street, Schenectady, and Chiffon Butler, 26, of 426 Central Ave, Hamilton, N.J., were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Jansen and Butler were arraigned in City Court by Judge Traci DiMezza. Each was sent to the Fulton County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.
Police Chief Donald VanDeusen said the pair's vehicle was stopped after the Police Department received complaint about a suspicious vehicle.
Police said Jansen was driving the vehicle when it was stopped on Carpenter Street. The vehicle was a rental, but neither Jansen nor Butler were on the rental agreement, and Jansen was not licensed, police said. The vehicle was taken to the Police Department while the investigation continues.
While interviewing the suspects, police said they learned illegal narcotics were in the vehicle. They found about 23 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of about $2,500, police said.
VanDeusen said police believe the pair was in the city to sell drugs.
"I'm not sure what their relationship, is but obviously they were acquaintances, being in the same vehicle and gathered for the purpose of selling illegal narcotics in the city of Gloversville," he said.