New York state employee arrested after leaving 6.5 grams of cocaine at the office


ALBANY, N.Y. (WWTI) – A man employed by New York State has been arrested after police say he left a bag of cocaine at the office.

Tejuan D. Carter, of Albany, was arrested after staff at the Department of Taxation and Finance reported a zip-lock bag containing a white powder. Police said the bag contained approximately 6.5 grams of cocaine. Troopers also found a digital scale.

Investigators later revealed that Carter, an employee at the state tax department, dropped the items as he was leaving the office.

Subsequently, Carter was arrested on charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a “B” Felony, Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug in the Fourth Degree, a “C” Felony and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, an “A” misdemeanor.

Carter was taken into custody when he returned to work. He was arraigned in Albany City Court and remanded to Albany County Jail on a $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

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