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Troopers: Speeding car leads to felony drug arrests for Schenectady driver, passenger

Troopers: Speeding car leads to felony drug arrests for Schenectady driver, passenger

The stop happened on Interstate 90 in Albany, state police say
Troopers: Speeding car leads to felony drug arrests for Schenectady driver, passenger
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ALBANY - A traffic stop for speeding Friday led to the arrests of a Schenectady woman and Lansingburgh man on felony drug charges, state police said this week.

The stop happened at about 2 p.m. on Interstate 90 east in Albany, state police said.

As the trooper spoke with the driver, identified as Jessica L. Sweet, 34, of Schenectady, the trooper could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, state police said.

The trooper also spotted multiple burned marijuana cigarettes in plain view in the center console, state police said.

A search of the vehicle then uncovered about 15 grams of cocaine and about 15 grams of marijuana, state police said.

Troopers also found a rolled up dollar bill on Sweet that contained cocaine residue and a second, folded, bill that contained less than a gram of cocaine, state police said.

State police charged Sweet and her passenger, identified as Everett B. Williams, 28, of Lansingburgh, with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, along with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Sweet was also cited for violation marijuana possession.

Sweet was arraigned and ordered held without bail, state police said. Williams was arraigned and ordered held on $5,000 bail.

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