James Bassett and Samuel Fuller admitted to conspiring with two Connecticut men in the scheme, which involved more than 40 grams of fentanyl and 28 grams of cocaine base, prosecutors say.
Officers found 142 ‘brick-shaped packages’ of a substance that tested positive for cocaine hidden in a wall in a trailer.
The out-of-state defendants, who were held on bail, are facing up to 60 years behind bars and $2 million in fines if convicted.
Lawmakers and state officials are trying to get ahead of the problem to avoid a repeat of the opiate abuse crisis.
Most of the arrests were unrelated. Police say the sweep was part of an effort to address the opioid crisis in Vermont.
News Release — United States Attorney District of Vermont May 17, 2018 Contact: Tim Atkinson United States Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont 802.951.6725 [email protected] The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Richard Torruellas (a.k.a. “Scoob”), 23, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 54 months […]
The lawyer for one defendant had argued there was insufficient evidence for the charge and that the woman might have been seeking drugs for herself, not to sell them.
In a previous case, footage indicated a Burlington police officer lied about smelling marijuana coming from the man’s car. Rutland police now say they found the man with drugs.
Prosecutors allege Richard Monroe killed Kevin DeOliveira, 23, a UVM student whom they say was Monroe’s primary cocaine supplier. Monroe was a student at Champlain College.
News Release — U.S. Department of Justice June 23, 2017 Contact: (802) 915-6725 Fax: (802) 915-6540 New York City Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Heroin and Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Dorsey Hunt, 25, of the Bronx, was sentenced Thursday in United States District Court […]
A former student at Burlington’s Champlain College is accused of killing a University of Vermont student. Prosecutors say the “execution-style killing” stemmed from a cocaine debt.
Three Massachusetts men are facing charges in connection with a major drug bust at a Berlin hotel. Vermont State Police arrested Michael Krasin, 19, Augustin Mendoza, 25, and Victor Hernandez-Guzman, 30, on Tuesday. Members of the state’s drug task force were monitoring the Econo Lodge in Montpelier because of suspicions of drug trafficking, and they […]
Editor’s note: This article by Bob Audette was published in the Brattleboro Reformer on March 6, 2017. BRATTLEBORO — Five Brattleboro residents and one Bellows Falls resident were among nine people named on March 3 after a multi-month investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in Windham County. Reginald Derisme, 26, Delmas Ortiz, 23, […]
A Rutland man was sentenced to 17 years in prison on charges that involved multiple kilograms of cocaine and heroin, as well as thousands of opiate painkiller pills. David Baez Garcia, 49, was sentenced March 18 in federal court in Burlington. He had pleaded guilty five days into a jury trial in September. Baez Garcia, […]