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August 2, 2017

VSP HQ / Vermont Drug Task Force / Distribution of Fentanyl, Distribution Cocaine base, violation of conditions of release

 

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: August 1, 2017

 

LOCATION: Rutland County

 

 

ACCUSED: Brittany Valente                                                              

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Sale of Fentanyl (2) count, Sale of Cocaine Base (1) count, Violation of Conditions of Release (2) count

Lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility

Court Date: August 2, 2017 @ 12:30

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Members of the Vermont State Police/ Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Brittany Valente on August 1, 2017, for sale of Fentanyl, sale of cocaine base and violation of conditions of release. Valente was arrested for sale of fentanyl, sale of cocaine base on April 3, 2017. Further investigation revealed that Valente was continuing to sell Fentanyl and cocaine base since her arrest in April 3, 2017. Members of the Vermont Drug Task Force coordinated controlled purchases of Fentanyl and Cocaine base from Valente after she was released on conditions for her previous charges. Valente was arrested without incident on August 1, 2017 in Rutland City.

 

Valente was processed at the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility on $100,000 bail. Valente will appear at the Rutland Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on August 2, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Casey J. Daniell

Narcotics Investigation Unit Supervisor

Vermont State Police – Headquarters

45 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

E-mail: Casey.Daniell@vermont.gov