Woman pleads guilty to drug possession
JOHNSTOWN – A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Fulton County Court to drug possession and is expected to receive six months in the county jail, according to the Fulton County district attorney’s office.
Chiffon Butler, 26, of 426 Central Ave., Hamington, N.J., pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
In addition to jail time, she is expected to receive five years of probation when sentenced later, District Attorney Louise Sira said.
The case of a co-defendant in the case, Justin “Blue” Jansen, 25, of 330 Division St., Schenectady, is still pending, Sira said.
The two were charged Nov. 5 in Gloversville.
Police at the time said they found a “significant” amount of crack cocaine in the suspects’ vehicle after it was stopped after a 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 was on the rental agreement, and Jansen was not licensed, police said.
While interviewing the suspects, police said, they learned illegal narcotics were in the vehicle.
Police found about 23 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of about $2,500, police said.