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April 7, 2017

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / SELLING OR DISPENSING MARIJUANA

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A201688

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kirsten Skelly                             

STATION: VSP St. Albans                   

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: April 7, 2017 at approximately 1737 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 89 (southbound) in Swanton, VT.

VIOLATION: Selling or Distributing Marijuana, a violation of Title 18, V.S.A.

Section 4230(B)(2).

 

ACCUSED: Mason Vieta                                     

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate, VT.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On April 7, 2017 at approximately 1737 hours the Vermont State Police

were conducting motor vehicle patrol on Interstate 89 (southbound), near mile

marker 120, in Swanton, VT. 

                The Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of a red 2005

Toyota TC. The operator of the vehicle, Mason Vieta, 18, of Hightgate, VT,

consented to a search of his vehicle. State Troopers uncovered and seized a

criminal amount of Marijuana from the vehicle. Based on other corroborating

evidence at the scene, Vieta was taken into custody and transported to the VSP

St. Albans barracks for processing. Vieta was ultimately lodged at the Northwest

State Correctional Facility on $5,000.00 bail for the crime of selling or

distributing Marijuana.

 

COURT ACTION: N

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A            

COURT: The Franklin County Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: The Northwest State Correctional Facility.

BAIL: $5,000.00

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

 

 

Trooper Kirsten Skelly

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax: F: (802)-527-1150

E-mail: Kirsten.Skelly@vermont.gov