STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Sgt John Helfant, Trp Dustin Robinson-K9 Sandy, Trp Cari Crick
STATION: VSP Traffic Operations, VSP New Haven
DATE/TIME: May 25, 2016 at 0802 hrs
LOCATION: US 7, Ferrisburg, VT
VIOLATION: Felony Crack Cocaine Possession, Felony Heroin Possession, Heroin Trafficking, Transportation of Heroin into Vermont.
ACCUSED: Jennifer Francis
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Underhill, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police stopped a 2007 maroon Chrysler PT Cruiser on US7 in Ferrisburg, VT because the vehicles registered owner had an expired license and the vehicle was exceeding the speed limit. During the stop State Police developed information that the occupants may possess drugs and deployed a State Police K9. The K9 alerted to the vehicle and specifically to the seat of passenger, Jennifer Francis. A search warrant was sought for a body cavity search of Francis. A search warrant was issued by the Addison County Superior Court-Criminal Division. The search was executed at Porter Hospital.
Francis was found to have roughly 52grms of Crack Cocaine and 12grms of Heroin secreted in her vagina. Francis was lodged at the CCCC on $10,000 bail.
SSgt John Helfant
Vermont State Police
2777 St. George Rd
Williston, VT 05495