Vermont Drug Task Force makes 59 arrests

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Vermont Drug Task Force makes 59 arrests

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:18pm -- tim
Investigators partner with Health Department to provide addiction treatment and recovery resources to suspects apprehended in connection with drug distribution 

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Drug Task Force announces a multi-week arrest sweep that has concluded with the arrests of numerous people accused of dealing drugs throughout Vermont. During the past several weeks, the Vermont Drug Task Force arrested 59 suspects on charges of selling and distributing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine. The investigations resulted in 53 individual charges of selling heroin, and 43 individual charges of selling crack cocaine, among other charges.  

All suspects are charged with state drug offenses and were cited and released with future dates to appear in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Courts across the state. A list of suspects and the charges they face is included at the end of this release.

The Drug Task Force conducts hundreds of investigations annually into various levels of illegal drug activity and is committed to aggressively pursuing those people who sell or distribute these poisonous drugs, or who aid individuals who are selling them. These drugs are dangerous to the person taking them and invite violence into our communities. 

At the same time, the Vermont State Police is equally committed to helping individuals find treatment for their addiction, and to assisting them on their path to recovery. During this operation, the task force partnered with the Vermont Department of Health to provide information on treatment and recovery services to those who have a drug dependency.  

Law enforcement, public health, education, treatment, recovery supports and community engagement all go hand and hand to help prevent, reduce and eliminate the problems caused by opioid drug use.  

The Vermont State Police also has a tip line and asks the public for assistance in reporting drug dealers in their communities. Tips may be submitted online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.  

The Vermont Department of Health also provides online resources so people can find help and a pathway to recovery: https://www.healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs.

The following agencies assisted in this operation; Vermont State Police, Brattleboro PD, Winchester NH PD, Bellows Falls PD, Springfield PD, Bennington PD, Rutland City PD, Bennington County Sheriff’s Dept., South Burlington PD, Burlington PD, Grand Isle Sheriff’s Dept., Franklin County Sherriff’s Dept., Essex PD, St. Johnsbury PD and Newport PD. 

List of defendants Click HERE for mug shots

COUNTY: Rutland  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Zachary Lapoint  

AGE: 29 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x2 

COURT DATE: 10/07/2019 

ACCUSED: Sara Muzzy 

AGE: 33 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Possession of Heroin x3 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Jennifer Loso  

AGE: 36 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x4, Possession of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Joshua Reed  

AGE: 38 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Bennington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x2 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019  

ACCUSED: John Chapman  

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Bennington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019  

ACCUSED: Bradley Haynes  

AGE: 29 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Lucas Gagnon  

AGE: 35 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont   

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1, Sale of Crack Cocaine x1, Possession of Crack Cocaine x1, Violation of Conditions of Release x2 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Brittany Fields 

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1, Sale of Crack Cocaine x1, Possession of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Michael Shively 

AGE: 31 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1, Possession of Crack Cocaine x1, Possession of Fentanyl x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Cassandra Johnson  

AGE: 31 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x2 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Brian Bruso  

AGE: 60 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fair Haven, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Bennington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Alexya Garcia 

AGE: 27  

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Bennington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Abbie Harrington  

AGE: 23 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes  

 

COUNTY: Bennington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Michael Allard  

AGE: 33 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: David Stearns  

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x4 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Steven Stone  

AGE: 48 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/30/2019 

ACCUSED: Theodore Thompson  

AGE: 44 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/07/2019 

ACCUSED: Whitney Carmen  

AGE: 28 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tinmouth, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/07/2019 

ACCUSED: Joshua Cave  

AGE: 42 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tinmouth, Vermont  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: N/A 

ACCUSED: Camilo Matus  

AGE: 36 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury, Connecticut 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: N/A 

ACCUSED: Felix Colon  

AGE: 21 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury, Connecticut 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Rutland 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: N/A 

ACCUSED: Todd Dayton  

AGE: 45 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Granville, New York 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 9/24/19 

ACCUSED: Daniel Silverman 

AGE: 48 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x 2/ Sale of Crack Cocaine x 1 

COURT DATE: 9/24/19 

ACCUSED: Nathan Hazlett 

AGE: 46 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 9/24/19 

ACCUSED: Sylvester Little 

AGE: 45 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: YES 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 9/24/19 

ACCUSED: Billy Jo Wilder 

AGE: 43 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Putney VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Dean Gero 

AGE: 52 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1  

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Trent Johnson 

AGE: 30 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Kimberly Morgan 

AGE: 31 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Marshall Dean  

AGE: 58 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x2 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Holly Magnuson 

AGE: 26 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Scott Haselton 

AGE: 53 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Eric Fortune  

AGE: 34 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham  

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x3 / Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 10/15/19 

ACCUSED: Kari Reilly 

AGE: 37 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Guilford VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham/Windsor 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 10/15/19 (Windham) / 10/29/19 (Windsor) 

ACCUSED: Kyle Arie 

AGE: 34 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 10/29/19 

ACCUSED: Peter Garrett 

AGE: 32 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x2 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Bobby Bethune 

AGE: 19 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x2 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Jorge Delaoz 

AGE: 50 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro VT 

MUGSHOT: N/A 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 10/8/19 

ACCUSED: Corey Archer 

AGE: 39 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Windham 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x3 

COURT DATE: 10/15/19 

ACCUSED: Reginald French  

AGE: 53 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Winchester NH 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans 

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x 1, Sale of Crack Cocaine x2 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019  

ACCUSED: Aaron Camp  

AGE: 30 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Washington  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1  

COURT DATE: 08/06/2019 

ACCUSED: Santos DeJesus 

AGE: 28 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans 

VIOLATION: Sale of fentanyl x2 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019 

ACCUSED: Monica Capron  

AGE: 40 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

  

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x5, Sale of Heroin x1  

COURT DATE: TBD 

ACCUSED: Meagan Blake  

AGE: 31 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT 

MUGSHOT: No (wanted photo included) 

 

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x1, Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: TBD 

ACCUSED: Kayla Wright  

AGE: 25 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: No (wanted photo included) 

 

COUNTY: Orleans   

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin x3  

COURT DATE: Arraignment in process 

ACCUSED: Kassandra Medellin-Oliver 

AGE: 32 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x2 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019 

ACCUSED: Justin Morgan  

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019 

ACCUSED: Erik Polite  

AGE: 39 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Washington 

VIOLATION: Sale of Fentanyl x1  

COURT DATE:08/06/2019 

ACCUSED: Eldin Kamberovic  

AGE: 30 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x3  

COURT DATE:09/17/2019 

ACCUSED: Edwin R. Mejia 

AGE: 40 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New Britain, CT  

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x2, Sale of Heroin x1 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019  

ACCUSED: Corey Green 

AGE: 45 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Chittenden 

VIOLATION: Sale of Noncontrolled Substance as Controlled x1, Violation of Conditions of Release x4, Sale of Crack Cocaine x3 

COURT DATE: 08/12/2019 

ACCUSED: Brooke Rowell 

AGE: 36 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019 

ACCUSED: Ashley Penniman  

AGE: 35 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Orleans  

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x4  

COURT DATE: 09/17/2019  

ACCUSED: Allen Marsh  

AGE: 50 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT 

MUGSHOT: Yes 

 

COUNTY: Chittenden 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x3 

COURT DATE: WANTED 

ACCUSED: Charles Lambert 

AGE: 41 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown 

MUGSHOT: No 

 

COUNTY: Chittenden 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x1 

COURT DATE: 09/24/2019 

ACCUSED: David Godin 

AGE: 39 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT 

MUGSHOT: No 

 

COUNTY: Chittenden 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x2, Sale of Heroin x2 

COURT DATE: Arrest Warrant 

ACCUSED: Franklin Estevez 

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown 

MUGSHOT: No 

 

COUNTY: Washington 

VIOLATION: Possession of Stolen Property (Greater than $900) x1 

Possession of a Depressant/Stimulant/Narcotic Drug (Greater than 100 Doses) x1 

COURT DATE: August 15, 2019 

ACCUSED: Jayvian Poitras 

AGE: 19 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Barre, VT 

MUGSHOT: No 

 

COUNTY: Caledonia 

VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine x4 

COURT DATE: 09/12/2019  

ACCUSED: Justin T. Barlow  

AGE: 27 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT 

MUGSHOT: No 

Source: WATERBURY, Vermont (Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019) — The Vermont Drug Task Force