4 arrested following stop in St. Johnsville that found cocaine

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ST. JOHNSVILLE – Four people from Gloversville were arrested by Montgomery County sheriffs following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of cocaine and people wanted on active arrest warrants. 

Wayne W. Platt, 38, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Eric R. Sartin, 45, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and a traffic violation for failing to keep right.

Amy L. Johnson, 32, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. She is also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors, as well as the traffic violation of drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle. 

Nicole M. Goodemote, 36, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. She also faces the misdemeanor charges of second-degree criminal impersonation and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Around 1:15 a.m. on June 13, sheriff’s officers pulled over a vehicle on state Highway 67 in St. Johnsville for failing to stay right, the sheriff’s department said. Upon a search of the vehicle “a large amount” of cocaine was found, stated a press release from the department. Sheriff Jeffrey Smith said the exact amount of cocaine will be determined by the New York State Police Crime Lab.

The sheriff’s department also said two of the passengers in the vehicle lied about their identities, “in order to deceive the police and avoid being arrested on active warrants.” 

All four people were arraigned in St. Johnsville Town Court. Platt and Johnson were held without bail pending a county court hearing because they each have two prior felony convictions. Sarton was released and Goodemote was released on these charges but held on a warrant out of county court, according to the sheriff’s department.

By Shenandoah Briere

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