Pittsfield Woman Charged With Drug Possession After Traffic Stop
New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks are reporting the arrest of Brenda L. McCartney, 39, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They say they discovered a collection of drugs in her car during a traffic stop.
According to a story reported on by WTEN/10 News Albany, troopers pulled over McCartney, driving a 2014 Chrysler 200, at about 1:20 p.m. on Saturday for a vehicle and traffic violation on State Route 20 in Columbia County.
Police say their investigation revealed that McCartney had about 49 grams of fentanyl, small amounts of crack-cocaine, opiates, and naloxone, as well as equipment used to measure drugs for sale.
McCartney’s charges are:
- Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
- Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell
- Three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
- Second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia
All told, these charges could potentially carry up to 54 years with a conviction, according to maximum state sentencing guidelines.
Please check out the initial story at WTEN/10 News' website here and we thank them for the update.
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