Massive drug arrest sweep nets dozens in Bennington CountySTAFF REPORT | January 16,2013
Dozens of officers from Vermont State Police, Bennington Police, and multiple other federal, state and local agencies have begun a massive drug sweep in Bennington County in an operation that began before dawn this morning.
“The operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont's history employing over 100 officers attempting to take into custody 63 defendants for the distribution and sale of illicit drugs,” according to a State Police press release.
Many suspects are being held at the Bennington Police Department, sheriff's department, Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks and Vermont District Court.
“The Vermont State Police are pleased to be coordinating with multiple state, local, county, and federal agencies to combat the growing drug problem in Southern Vermont,” said Colonel Tom L'Esperance, director of the Vermont State Police.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: 2nd president John Adams signs Sedition Act on this day in 1798 providing jail time for criticizing the government; Jerry Rubin, co-creator of the Yippies, American activist, political theorist, businessman, born this day in 1938. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic, historic and epigrammatic content... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: A brief midsummer return of last winter’s stubborn cold air mass descends over the Northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week bringing colder than seasonable daytime temperatures. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Researchers find new species of hominid, the Denisovans, and follow genetic evidence that place them across a wide swath of the globe before extinction 40,000 years ago.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Proctor estate sale hits serious legal speed bump, Rutland Town wraps up solar project regulations, Patty Minichiello interviews visiting sculptor in West Rutland and Castleton Crackers honored with national award.