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March 17, 2017

Press release

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#:17B201125
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Vermont Drug Task Force – NE Unit, SSgt John Helfant, Sgt Rich Slusser/K9 Drager
STATION:VT Drug Task Force, VSP Traffic Operations, VSP Royalton                                              
CONTACT#: (802) 522-7262

DATE/TIME: March 16, 2017 @ 1845hrs
INCIDENT LOCATION: I91 NB MM69, Hartford, VT
VIOLATION: Heroin Trafficking, Heroin Transportation into VT

ACCUSED: Clair Deslandes                                              
AGE:58
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Island Pond, VT

ACCUSED: Travis Pelletier
AGE: 27
CITY: Island Pond, VT

ACCUSED: Logan Dupuis
AGE: 20
CITY: Island Pond, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: The VT Drug Task Force conducted a heroin investigation in Essex County, VT. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State Troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, VT, on March 16, 2017. 

During the traffic stop, Troopers identified the occupants of the vehicle as Clair Deslandes, Travis Pelletier, and Logan Dupuis. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 1418 bags of heroin in the motor vehicle.

Deslandes, Pelletier and Dupuis were arrested, processed at VSP Royalton, and lodged at Southern State Correctional in lieu of $5000 bail each. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on March 17, 2017.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE / TIME:   March 17, 2017  
COURT:  Windsor County Superior Court
LODGED:  Yes   LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility
BAIL:  $5,000
MUG SHOT: YES
PBT: N/A



Det Sgt Shawn Loan
Vermont Drug Task Force
Narcotics Investigation Unit
Vermont State Police
shawn.loan@vermont.gov