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.