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April 26, 2017

WESTMINSTER BARRACKS/Poss of heroin/Impeding/Obstruction of justice/Unlawful mischief/VOC

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B102222

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Anthony Frissora                          

STATION: VSP Westminster              

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: April 13, 2017 at approximately 12:37 PM

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 91 north, near mile marker 12, in the town of Brattleboro

VIOLATION: Possession of heroin, Impeding, Obstruction of justice, Unlawful mischief, Violation of conditions of release

 

ACCUSED: Justin Clouart                                             

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Putney, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On April 13, 2017, at approximately 12:37 PM, the Vermont State Police stopped to render assistance to a disabled vehicle on Interstate 91 north, near mile marker 12, in the town of Brattleboro Vermont. After an investigation, the vehicle was seized in order to further investigate possible drug activity.

 

On April 17, 2017, at approximately 1954 hours, a search warrant was granted and a search of the vehicle was initiated. During the search, Troopers discovered 10 bags of heroin.

 

It was later discovered that Clouart had cut a hole in the security fence surrounding the Westminster State Police Barracks. This was done in order to enter the facility and retrieve heroin from his seized vehicle before Troopers initiated the search warrant.

 

Clouart was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility and ordered by a judge to be held without bail and arraigned on the above charges the following day, April 26, 2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: April 26, 2017            

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility     

BAIL: Held without bail

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 Anthony Frissora

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

802-722-4600