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March 4, 2017

UPDATED press release/Vermont Drug Task force/Heroin arrest

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: February 27, 2017 – March 3, 2017

 

LOCATION: Windham County

 

ACCUSED: Earl Brown                                                                      

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT

VIOLATION: Federal Indictment – knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin and cocaine base

Court Date: Lodged on Federal Arrest Warrant

 

ACCUSED: Victoria “Tori” Pease                                                                   

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Federal Indictment – knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin

Court Date: Lodged on Federal Arrest Warrant

 

ACCUSED: Reginald Derisme                                                            

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts, sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

 

ACCUSED: Melissa Atwood                                                  

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine (2) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

 

ACCUSED: Delmas Ortiz                                                                   

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: April 25, 2017 @ 8:00

 

 

 

 

ACCUSED: John T. Copeland                                                             

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of heroin (3) counts, sale of cocaine base (2) counts, Trafficking heroin (1), Fugitive from Justice

Court Date: Lodged on $25,000 bail for Arrest Warrants

 

ACCUSED: Dana Ott                                                              

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

 

ACCUSED: Kaysone Walters                                                              

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Connecticut

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) count, sale of cocaine base (1) count

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

 

ACCUSED: Reginald Woodard                                                                      

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Connecticut

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine base (2) counts

Court Date: Arrest Warrant requested

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Between February 27th and March 3rd, 2017, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted arrest operations in Windham County after a several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Westminster State Police Barracks, and the Brattleboro Police Department while executing these arrests. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and cocaine.  Defendants were processed at both the Brattleboro Police Department and Westminster State Police barracks and issued criminal citations to appear at the Windham Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on the dates and times noted above. Two defendants were lodged on Federal arrest warrants.

 

State Arrest warrants were requested for Dana Ott, Kaysone Walters, and Reginald Woodard. Ott is currently incarcerated in Concord NH.