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Police: Woman left baby in motel to sell crack cocaine

2014-06-17T10:48:00Z 2014-06-17T11:17:40Z Police: Woman left baby in motel to sell crack cocaine Glens Falls Post-Star
June 17, 2014 10:48 am

QUEENSBURY -- A Massachusetts woman was jailed Sunday night after a call to a Queensbury motel for a "domestic dispute" led to a discovery that she was selling crack cocaine and storing drugs in the motel with her 6-month-old daughter.

Chevette S. Hill, 24, of Springfield, Mass., was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and the misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child after the Warren County Sheriff's Office was called to Days Inn on Big Boom Road, authorities said.

The Sheriff's Office was sent to the motel for a reported "domestic disturbance" at 8:05 p.m. Sheriff's Lt. Steve Stockdale said she had an argument with a man who had injured her, but he had fled before officers arrived.

As police searched the motel room for him, crack cocaine was located and Hill admitted it was hers and she had been selling it, Stockdale said. She had been leaving the baby alone in the motel when selling crack, police said.

Hill was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a non-criminal violation.

Warren County Child Protective Services took custody of the child.

The man Hill accused of abusing her was still being sought for questioning Tuesday. He is from Massachusetts as well.

Hill was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.

Sheriff's patrol officers Ben Geisler, Dan LaFrance and Mark Belden handled the case.

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(10) Comments

  1. Sccintegra
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    Sccintegra - June 23, 2014 9:34 am
    Thank you travel. I guess with some people I have to be more forward.
  2. lovestotravel91
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    lovestotravel91 - June 19, 2014 2:55 am
    I'm pretty sure that the Scc guy was being sarcastic.
  3. Idoknow
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    Idoknow - June 18, 2014 8:11 am
    Sccint Where are you going with this comment? My high tax bill didn't cause this mess, but what does that have to do with drugs??

    If people in our area weren't buying drugs she wouldn't be here.
  4. Crazylibbrel
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    Crazylibbrel - June 17, 2014 9:37 pm
    I don't get you conservative types. You complain about the welfare people taking your tax dollars. Now, here is a gal working like a dog, bustin her butt in good old Capitalist fashion, and you have nothing but complaints.
    There is no pleasing you people.
  5. Sccintegra
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    Sccintegra - June 17, 2014 8:07 pm
    But remember everyone, these parents are not to blame. This is all the teachers fault. They should know how to teach kids like this once they grow up and enter their classrooms. It doesn't matter that the parents are drug addicts and deadbeats. The teachers should be able to fix it all since they make sooooo much money.
  6. 5756917
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    5756917 - June 17, 2014 4:45 pm
    further north? Nah, move south. South is much more conservative. The northern states are elitist, where being progressive, promoting liberalism and socialism prevails. Move south where you won't be bullied for being a "normal" American who happens to be Christian, a place where the lines between good and bad have not been blurred on the premise of social justice.
  7. theMaven
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    theMaven - June 17, 2014 2:33 pm
    There are three motels, that seem to be prime, certainly not only, offenders.

    If there was a police presence in them, might curtail some of the nefarious activity.

    I know it is easier running speed traps, and jousting ordinary citizens,

    but still.....
  8. themrs
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    themrs - June 17, 2014 2:14 pm
    This makes me sick to my stomach, how many more babies are living this life. There are so many people that would give anything to have a child and this lowlife chooses drugs before the well being of her baby. I hope CPS does something for this child.
  9. watchdog
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    watchdog - June 17, 2014 1:14 pm
    Maybe it's time to pack it up, and move further north! > just a thought
  10. chubrock
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    chubrock - June 17, 2014 12:19 pm
    What is this world coming to?
    Def. To close to home

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