• Vt. gains ground in heroin battle
    October 13,2013
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    Vt. gains ground

    in heroin battle

    Vermont authorities say the state is making headway in its battle against heroin traffickers.

    U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin said that since his office announced six months ago heroin and other opiates would be a top priority, several alleged “upper-level traffickers” have been arrested.

    Burlington Police Chief Michael Schirling said the number of drug-related crimes such as assaults, larcenies and robberies have been dropping in 2013 after years or increasing.

    The Burlington Free Press reported that a Chicago man, accused of being the ninth member of a drug ring that is thought to have sold large amounts of a strong form of heroin in the state, was charged last month.
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