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July 21, 2017

VSP HQ / Vermont Drug Task Force / Sale of heroin / Sale of Cocaine / Sale of Narcotics /

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: June/July 2017

 

LOCATION: Chittenden County and Franklin County

 

ACCUSED: Skyler Masse

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts

Court: Franklin Superior Court  

 

 

ACCUSED: Dumel Brown                               

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Albans, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of cocaine (2) counts

Court: Franklin Superior Court

 

ACCUSED: Amanda Hemingway                                                                     

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Albans, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Narcotics (2) counts

Court: Franklin Superior Court

 

 

ACCUSED: Dylan Harris

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Grand Isle, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

Court:  Chittenden Superior Court

 

ACCUSED: Kenneth Hector Copeland                                                

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Burlington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

Court: Chittenden Superior Court  

 

ACCUSED: Shannan Laplant                            

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Albans, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts  

Court: Franklin Superior Court

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ACCUSED: Sara Carroll     

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

Court : Chittenden Superior Court

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Between June 1st and July 12th, 2017, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted arrest operations in the Chittenden and Franklin County areas after several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Williston State Police Barracks, St Albans Police Department, Burlington Police Department, Vermont Department of Corrections (Probation and Parole), and the Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department while executing these arrests. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in both Chittenden and Franklin County areas. To date, (7) seven defendants have been arrested on charges of sale of heroin, sale of cocaine, and sale of narcotics.  All defendant were processed and issued criminal citations to appear at the Chittenden Superior Court of Vermont or Franklin Superior Court of Vermont Criminal Division on later dates.   These investigations are being prosecuted by the Chittenden and Franklin County States Attorney’s Office.