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February 6, 2017

Press release/ Drug Task Force arrest in Washington County

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
802-241-5277 desk
802-279-4554 cell

DATE/TIME: January 30, 2017 – February 2, 2017

LOCATION: Washington County

ACCUSED: Alexis Montoya
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts
Court Date: March 23, 2017 @ 8:00


ACCUSED: Tyler Knapp                               
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orange, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count
Court Date: March 9, 2017 @ 8:00

ACCUSED: Michael Raymond                                                                     
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes,, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts
Court Date: March 16, 2017 @ 8:00


ACCUSED: Michael Luce
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, Vermont
VIOLATION: Weapons Offense, user in possession of a firearm –Federal offense
Court Date: Federal prosecution

ACCUSED: Mindy Garneau                                                 
AGE: 28
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Cocaine (1) counts
Court Date: March 9, 2017 @ 8:00

ACCUSED: Bradley Nisen                            
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre City, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count, Sale of cocaine (3) counts-Federal offense
Court Date: Federal prosecution

ACCUSED: Bridget Clover    
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre Town, Vermont
VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts
Court Date: March 16, 2017 @ 8:00




SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Between January 30 and February 3, 2017, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted arrest operations in the Washington County area after  several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Middlesex State Police Barracks, Barre City Police Department, Barre Town Police Department, Montpelier Police Department, Vergennes Police Department, State of Vermont Department of Children and Families, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms while executing these arrests. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in the Washington County area. To date, 7 defendants have been arrested on charges of sale of heroin, sale of cocaine, and user in possession of a firearm.  Defendants were processed and issued criminal citations to appear at the Washington Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on the dates and times noted above.   These investigations are being prosecuted by the Washington County States Attorney’s Office, State of Vermont Attorney General’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office District of Vermont.