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September 29, 2016

VSP Press Release/16A204910/Fairfax

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE# 16A204910                           

TROOPER: Trooper Chris Hunt

STATION: St. Albans                        

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 9-29-16 at approximately 0800 hours

STREET: Interstate I89

TOWN: Fairfax

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: approximately mile marker 111 north bound

WEATHER: clear and dry     

ROAD CONDITIONS: clear and dry

Violation: Trafficking Cocaine and Driving with Suspended License-Criminal

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kristy Sweeney

AGE:  33   

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001          

VEHICLE MAKE: Mitsubishi

VEHICLE MODEL: Eclipse

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 29, 2016 at approximately 0800 hours, the Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on I89 north bound near mile marker 111 in the town of Fairfax.  The initial vehicle stop was for speeding.   The operator and sole occupant was identified as Kristy Sweeney from Georgia Vermont.  Sweeney was determined to be operating while with a suspended license. This was a criminal offense.  Continued investigation led to the seizure and search warrant on the vehicle involved.  The subsequent execution of the search warrant located approximately 28 ounces of a white powder suspected to be cocaine in the vehicle.

Sweeney was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of bail set at $25000.00.  

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 9-30-16                    

COURT: Franklin County Court

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center    

BAIL: $25000.00

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

Lieutenant Maurice Lamothe

Station Commander

Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, Vermont 05478

P: 802-524-5993

F: 802-527-1150

Email: Maurice.Lamothe@vermont.gov