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September 30, 2016

VSP Arrest- Transportation of Heroin into Vermont- Bennington

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE                                    

                                                                          

CASE#:                                   16C303362

TROOPER:                              LUKE HALL                                            

STATION:                               SHAFTSBURY                                

CONTACT#:                           (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:                           09/29/2016 – 21:30 HOURS

LOCATION:                            VT ROUTE 9W, BENNINGTON, VT

 

 

VIOLATION:                         TRANSPORTATION OF HEROIN INTO VERMONT (FELONY)

                                              POSSESSION OF HEROIN (FELONY)

                                              VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

 

ACCUSED:                             NICOLE BISHOP

AGE:                                       26

CITY:                                       WOODFORFD, VT

 

ACCUSED:                             RICHARD MARTIN

AGE:                                       30

CITY:                                       WOODFORD, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On September 29, 2016, at approximately 21:30 hours, Shaftsbury Troopers stopped a vehicle on VT Route 9W, in the town of Bennington (VT) for a defective equipment and moving violation. 

 

The operator was identified as Nicole Bishop, age 26, of Woodford (VT).  The passenger was identified as Richard Martin, age 30, of Woodford (VT).

 

During the traffic stop, Troopers observed several drug indicators, which lead them to believe drugs were in the vehicle.  Troopers gained consent to search the vehicle.  During the search, Troopers located ninty-eight (98) bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

 

Troopers investigation revealed that Bishop and Martin were trafficking the heroin from New Jersey to Bennington (VT).   Bishop was also found to be violating her Court ordered conditions of release for other pending drug charges involving the sale of narcotics. 

 

Bishop and Martin were taken into custody and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing.  At the conclusion of processing, Bishop and Martin were released with a citation ordering them to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court/ Criminal Division on October 3, 2016 at 12:30 hours to answer to the above charges. 

 

Photograph's of Bishop and Martin are attached.

 

COURT DATE:  October 3, 2016 @ 12:30 HOURS                             

COURT:  BENNINGTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT/ CRIMINAL DIVISION

PHOTO: YES

PRINTS: YES

 

 

Trooper Luke Hall

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Troop C- Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road,

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

(802)442-5421