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June 24, 2016

VSP Press Release: Cocaine, Marijuana and Regulated Drug Possession on June 13, 2016 in Norwich, Vermont


CASE#: 16B301175
TROOPER: Brennan and Trooper Lewis                                                       
STATION: VSP - Bradford                    
CONTACT#: (802) 222-4680

DATE/TIME: 06-13-16/ 1925 hours
LOCATION: Interstate 91 south Norwich, Vermont

ACCUSED: Emily Hutchinson
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Topsham, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the evening of 06-13-16, I observed a Honda Civic travelling south on Interstate 91, while behind the vehicle I observed the vehicle cross over the centerline. I executed a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the operator as Hutchinson(35), while speaking with her Trooper’s on scene could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Hutchinson denied consent to search the vehicle and she was released from the scene. A search warrant was applied for and granted the following day. A search of the vehicle revealed over 1 ounce of cocaine, over 1.5 pounds of marijuana, several regulated pills, a handgun and over $3,800 in cash. The penalty’s for the aforementioned offenses are up to 10 years for cocaine possession over an ounce, up to 5 years for possessing over 1 pound of marijuana and up to 1 year for possessing each of the 5 regulated drugs she had in her possession. Hutchinson turned herself into the Windsor County Court today and was released on $10,000 bail and conditions.

COURT: Windsor
COURT DATE:06/23/16

Trooper Sean Brennan
VSP Bradford
1594 Waits River Road
Bradford, VT 05033