A husband and wife are in Adams County prison after an alleged drug bust earlier this month at their motel room in Gettysburg.
Police say that James "Money" Thompson, 36, sold about a gram of crack cocaine to an informant on Jan. 9 while police observed the deal. The $100 in state-police funds used for the purchase were in Thompson's possession after the alleged sale, and the substance the informant turned over to police was identified through tests as crack cocaine, according to court documents filed with Magisterial District Judge Thomas R. Carr.
Following the alleged drug transaction, police served a search warrant at Room 318 at the Motel 6 on York Street in Gettysburg, where Thompson was registered as a guest, court documents state.
Before the room was searched, Thompson told police his wife, Nicolette Thompson, 37, should be the only person in the room. Nicolette Thompson was removed from the room as the search began, and police then found about 3 grams of crack cocaine, a digital scale, and empty baggie corners in plain view on a nightstand, court documents state.
The Thompsons, whom police said had no fixed address at the time of their arrests, each are charged with single counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, James Thompson is charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, according to the criminal complaint filed by police.
The Thompsons are jailed at Adams County prison as they await their formal arraignment on charges, according to court records.
Nicolette Thompson's bail is set at $50,000, while James Thompson faces $250,000 bail.
The Thompsons on Jan. 16 each waived preliminary hearings on the charges, sending the charges to Adams County court, records indicate.