Local man charged with felony drug counts

FULTONVILLE — Following an investigation into a suspicious vehicle on Oct. 3, Shawn L. Stock, 30, of Johnstown, was charged with three felonies on Oct. 5 by state police.

According to Trooper Mark Ciepel, public information official for New York State Police, on Oct. 3 while on patrol, a trooper became suspicious of a camper parked in Fultonville, but no one was found around the vehicle at the time. Ciepel said the camper had a license tag on it belonging to another vehicle. He said on Oct. 4, troopers were notified to watch the vehicle due to “suspicious activity.”

The following day Stock was located at the Cloverleaf Motel on Riverside Drive, where troopers noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his room while interviewing him.

“[The troopers] smelled marijuana and a smoking device was seen,” Ciepel said.

Consent was given to search the room, Ciepel said. “The items were located in the room and he was charged,” said Ciepel.

Stock was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, ketamine, and criminal possession of marijuana for an amount over 8 ounces. Stock was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Ciepel said trooper confiscated 7 grams of ketamine, a dissociative general anesthetic which can cause hallucinations and can cause confusion and amnesia, as well as 1 gram of cocaine, 13 ounces of marijuana and THC oil.

Stock was held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

Ciepel said a subsequent search warrant for the camper produced no additional drugs or paraphernalia.