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September 28, 2016

PRESS RELEASE/Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks/ Transportation of regulated drugs into places of detention/Possession of Narcotic/ Incident # 16C105391






CASE#:                                                 16C105391

TROOPER:                                          Det. Trooper Michael Notte                                      

STATION:                                          Troop “C” Rutland        

CONTACT#:                                      802-773-9101


DATE/TIME:                                     September 28, 2016

LOCATION:                                       Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility

VIOLATION:                                      Possession Narcotic/ Transportation of a Regulated Drug into         

                                                                 Places of Detention.


ACCUSED:                                         Michael J. LaFountain                                        

AGE:                                                  38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:          Waterbury, VT


Rutland, VT – 09/28/16 – The Vermont State Police responded to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland and arrested 38-year-old inmate Michael J. LaFountain for possession of narcotics and transportation of a regulated drug into places of detention.


LaFountain was arrested for aggravated assault and was transported to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland. During a search of LaFountain’s property, five strips of Suboxone (buprenorphine) were found wrapped in cellophane concealed in the heel of his shoe.


Inmate LaFountain was issued a citation for the violations and will appear in the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division on November 07, 2016.


COURT ACTION:               Yes

COURT DATE:                    November 07, 2016

COURT:                              Rutland Criminal Court

MUG SHOT:                       Yes



Detective Tpr. Michael Notte

Vermont State Police

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Tel. 802.773.9101

Fax. 802.775.6968