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January 27, 2017

FW: Press Release Drug arrests


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

STATION: HQ, Vermont Drug Task Force
CONTACT: Scott Waterman
Vermont State Police, Public Information Officer

DATE/TIME: January 27, 2017

LOCATION: Rutland County

ACCUSED: Sandra Shappy
AGE: 55
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine (1) count
Court Date: March 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Jeffrey Haynes 
AGE: 34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count
Court Date: March 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Kristi Bertrand
AGE: 23
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count
Court Date: February 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Jean Gaboriau
AGE: 49
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count
Court Date: February 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Amanda Hathaway
AGE: 29
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts
Court Date: March 20, 2017 @ 8:30

ACCUSED: Gina Morrill 
AGE: 50
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts
Court Date: February 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Janelle Carter
AGE: 31
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Castleton, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts
Court Date: March 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Christopher Nadeau
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts, Violation of Conditions of Release
Court Date: February 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: Robert Grady
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count, Sale of Crack Cocaine (1) count, Violation of Conditions of Release
Court Date: March 27, 2017 @ 8:30


ACCUSED: George Higgins 
AGE: 32
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Crack Cocaine (2) counts
Court Date: March 27, 2017 @ 8:30


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Between January 23rd and 27th, 2017, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted an arrest operation in Rutland County. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine. To date, 10 defendants have been arrested on Sale of Heroin and/or Crack Cocaine charges, and several were charged with Violations of Conditions of Release. All 10 defendants were processed at the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland and issued criminal citations to appear at the Rutland Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on the dates and times noted above.

Christopher Nadeau and Robert Grady were arrested for heroin sales in February of 2016, and were out on conditions of release for those charges. Investigation revealed that the two continued to sell heroin after being released on conditions, and have been arrested on new Sale of Heroin charges as well as Violations of Conditions of release.