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August 3, 2018

Headquarters-Narcotics Investigation Unit / Cocaine Sale

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
 
PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 18H200794
RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Dustin Robinson                           
STATION: Narcotics Investigation Unit- Northwest Vermont Drug Task Force            
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111
 
DATE/TIME: 8/2/18 @ 1500 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: 125 Saint Paul Street, Burlington, VT
VIOLATION: Cocaine Sales
 
ACCUSED:  Von “Red” Simmonds                                                          
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Burlington, VT, Vermont
 
VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.)
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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  In July, 2018 the Northwest Vermont Drug Task Force and the Burlington Police Department began an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine by Von “Red” Simmonds. The investigation culminated with the execution of a search warrant at 125 St. Paul Street in Burlington. Simmonds was taken into custody at the residence and charged with multiple counts of cocaine sales. A search of his residence resulted in a cash seizure as well as cocaine packaged for sale. Simmonds was on federal supervised release stemming from a 2015 Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine charge. The United States Marshals Service Assisted in the execution of the search warrant.
 
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE / TIME:   August 3, 2018  / 0800 hours      
COURT:  Chittenden County Superior Court
LODGED:  Yes   LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
BAIL:  $5,000
MUG SHOT: YES