STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
CASE#: 16C301951 + 16C302140
TROOPER: Luke Hall
DATE/TIME: June 24th 2016 / July 15th 2016
LOCATION: (VT RT 9- Woodford/ Jefferson Ave- Bennington)
ACCUSED: Nicole Bishop
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodford VT
VIOLATIONS: Sale of Narcotic Drugs (Greater than 1000 doses); Conspiracy to
Distribute Narcotic Drugs ; Reckless Endangerment of a Child.
ACCUSED: Andrew Struthers
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington (VT)
VIOLATION: Sale of Narcotic Drugs (Greater than 1000 doses); Possession of
Narcotic Drugs; Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotic Drugs; Possession of a Deadly
Weapon in Commission of a Felony.
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
Vermont State Troopers have lead a lengthy investigation involving the sale of
narcotic drugs in and throughout the Bennington (VT) area. Their investigation
has resulted in the execution of two (2) search warrants, resulting in two (2)
The initial warrant was executed on June 24th 2016, on VT Route 9, in the Town
of Woodford (VT). That search warrant resulted in the arrest of Nicole Bishop,
age 24, of Woodford (VT). Bishop has been charged with Sale of Narcotic Drugs (Greater than 1000
doses), Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotic Drugs, and Reckless Endangerment of a
Child for selling drugs in the presence of a child.
Vermont State Troopers, the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force, and the Bennington
Police Department executed a second search warrant of a residence on Jefferson
Ave, in the town of Bennington (VT) on July 15th 2016. That search warrant
resulted in the arrest of Andrew Struthers, age 23, if Bennington (VT). During the search,
Troopers located and seized narcotic pills, three (3) firearms, and $1,437.
Struthers has been charged with Sale of Narcotic Drugs (Greater than 1000 doses), Conspiracy to
Distribute Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, and Possession of a Firearm in the
Commission of a Crime. Both Struthers and Bishop have been released with
citations to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division.
Struthers is scheduled to appear in Court on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 08:15 hours.
Bishop is scheduled to appear in Court in early August (TBA).
This investigation is still ongoing. Additional arrests may result.
Mug Shot’s Attached.
Trooper Luke Hall
VERMONT STATE POLICE
Troop C- Shaftsbury Barracks
96 Airport Road,
Shaftsbury, VT 05262