Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust, Arrest of Pittsfield Pair
Two Pittsfield residents were arrested after a traffic stop lead to a major drug bust.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office reported that 26-year-old Jessica Fitzgerald and 25-year-old Lindsey Cobbs were pulled over on State Route 203 in Austerlitz, NY early Saturday evening. They were pulled over after an officer smelled marijuana coming from their 2014 Acura.
According to a report from CBS 6 Albany, after the vehicle was pulled over, the officer discovered that Fitzgerald was driving with a suspended license and had a straw on her that had residue of cocaine.
Once Cobbs, the passenger, was searched, deputies discovered around 153 grams of cocaine, which has a street value of about $15,000.
During further interviews, according to CBS 6, Fitzgerald was also found in possession of five Oxycodone pills, which she did not have a prescription for.
Cobbs was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail without the right to bail and is scheduled to appear back in court on Friday.
Fitzgerald was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and having illegal side-window tint on a vehicle. She was remanded to the Columbia County Jail with bail set for $1,000, or $2,000 bond. Her next scheduled court appearance is set for May 2 in Austerlitz.