A Wells Bridge couple remain jailed on felony drug charges after a month-long investigation into sales of Oxycodone from their residence, authorities said Sunday.
Christine A. Ramsell, 20, and Luke J. MacCracken, 20, both of 152 County Highway 4, were arrested Oct. 13 on multiple charges, Otsego County deputies said in a media release issued Saturday.
Each defendant was charged Oct. 13 with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies; seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, deputies said.
Ramsell and MacCracken were arrested after the Otsego County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau executed a no-knock search warrant Oct. 13, and authorities searched the property.
Items seized were about 100 grams of Oxycodone powder with the street value of $100,000; Subxone pills and strips; 20 grams of marijuana; hypodermic needles; five electronic scales; an unregistered loaded 45 caliber semi-automatic pistol; a loaded 12 gauge shotgun; a dagger; a billy club; and $3,183 in U.S. currency.
Ramsell and MacCracken were taken to the sheriff's office, interviewed and arrested. Later, they were arraigned before Unadilla Town Judge Stephen Geer and sent to the Otsego County jail on $15,000 bail.
The defendants face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the above felony crimes, deputies said. The investigation continues and other arrests are expected.
The Otsego County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, Oneonta Police Department Detective Bureau, the state Division of Parole and the state Department of Health Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement conducted the narcotics investigation.