NJ man sentenced to 54 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute drugs in Rutland County

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 […]


Three arrested in central Vermont drug bust

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 […]


Eight arrested in drug arrests in Brattleboro

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, […]


Man sentenced in case involving kilos of cocaine and heroin

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, […]