Vermont Drug Task Force makes arrests in Windham County

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Vermont Drug Task Force makes arrests in Windham County

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:00am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Between February 27th and March 3rd, 2017, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted arrest operations in Windham County after a several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Westminster State Police Barracks, and the Brattleboro Police Department while executing these arrests. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and cocaine. 

Defendants were processed at both the Brattleboro Police Department and Westminster State Police barracks and issued criminal citations to appear at the Windham Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on the dates and times noted above. Two defendants were lodged on Federal arrest warrants.

Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on Monday:

“The Vermont Drug Task Force has conducted another successful operation that resulted in nine arrests for the sale and trafficking of heroin and cocaine in Windham County this weekend.

“I extend my gratitude to the Vermont Drug Task Force for its continued efforts to bring traffickers and dealers to justice, and to the Vermont State Police out of the Westminster field station and the Brattleboro Police Department for assisting the Task Force with these latest arrests. 

“My Administration remains committed to addressing our opiate epidemic through prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts such as these, and I appreciate the continued efforts of law enforcement, as well as our public safety, health, mental health, education and community partners throughout the state. We must continue to fight this battle together.”

DATE/TIME: February 27, 2017 – March 3, 2017

LOCATION: Windham County

ACCUSED: Earl Brown                                                                      

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT

VIOLATION: Federal Indictment – knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin and cocaine base

Court Date: Lodged on Federal Arrest Warrant

 

 

ACCUSED: Victoria “Tori” Pease                                                                   

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Federal Indictment – knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin

Court Date: Lodged on Federal Arrest Warrant

 

 

 

 

ACCUSED: Reginald Derisme                                                            

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts, sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

ACCUSED: Melissa Atwood                                                  

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine (2) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

ACCUSED: Delmas Ortiz                                                                   

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

ACCUSED: John T. Copeland                                                             

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of heroin (3) counts, sale of cocaine base (2) counts, Trafficking heroin (1), Fugitive from Justice

Court Date: Lodged on $25,000 bail for Arrest Warrants

ACCUSED: Dana Ott                                                              

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

ACCUSED: Kaysone Walters                                                              

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Connecticut

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) count, sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

ACCUSED: Reginald Woodard                                                                      

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Connecticut

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine base (2) counts

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

State Arrest warrants were requested for Dana Ott, Kaysone Walters, and Reginald Woodard. Ott is currently incarcerated in Concord NH. 

Source: VSP. Governor. 3.6.2017