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Pair charged after Schenectady drug raid

Pair charged after Schenectady drug raid

Two city residents face charges after a raid this week, accused of possessing two pounds of cocaine,

Two city residents face charges after a raid this week, accused of possessing two pounds of cocaine, as well as a handgun and cash.

One of the two also faces accusations she tried to hide the drugs in a garbage can and the gun inside a toy in a child’s bedroom, according to papers filed in court.

Issac A. Ford, 35, and Kamilah G. Stubbs, 29, both of 1314 Crane St., face top-level drug charges that could put them in prison for eight to 20 years. Stubbs also faces evidence tampering charges.

City police raided the residence just after 4 p.m. Tuesday after a three-month investigation. Inside, police said they found about two pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $40,000, as well as $4,200 in cash and a .45-caliber handgun.

Ford is accused of selling and possessing crack cocaine at the residence July 31 and Aug. 8, as well as possessing it there Tuesday. He also faces a felony weapons count and stolen property count, accused of possessing the handgun after having previously been convicted of a crime. The gun was reported stolen in North Carolina in 2006, according to papers.

It was during the raid that Stubbs is accused of trying to hide the drugs and the gun. Police said they quickly found the drugs, while the gun, a Springfield Armory XD pistol, was hidden under the seats of a battery-operated child’s car.

The status of any children who lived in the house was unclear.

Both Ford and Stubbs remained in the Schenectady County jail Thursday without bail.

The investigation was headed by Detective William Fennell.

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