Man arrested in sweep charged with lotto theft

BENNINGTON -- A Manchester man accused of selling heroin who was arrested in a drug sweep last month has been charged with stealing lottery tickets after being released.

Daniel C. Reddan, 31, pleaded not guilty this week to two counts of petit larceny, possession of a controlled stimulant, and violating release conditions. He was released under $1,000 bail and ordered not to go to the Rite Aid in Manchester. He must also abide by the conditions he was released under on Sept. 30, which were that he not have contact with Edward Crandall Jr., 36. It was on Sept. 30 that Reddan pleaded not guilty to a felony count of heroin sale, a misdemeanor charge of possession of heroin, and driving with a suspended license.

According to an affidavit by a member of the Vermont Drug Task Force, Reddan sold drugs in April to a confidential informant. Crandall was accused of being involved and has pleaded not guilty to similar charges. Reddan and Crandall were charged after police conducted a county-wide drug sweep, a sequel to a larger sweep in January.

Manchester Police arrested Reddan on Oct. 7, according to an affidavit by Manchester Police Cpl. James Blanchard. At 2 p.m. an employee of Rite Aid called police to say someone had stolen lottery tickets. Police watched a surveillance video showing a man the identified as Reddan taking lottery tickets while he was using a Western Union telephone. Police were told that $35 in tickets had been taken that day, while records showed $40 in tickets missing from the day before.

Police later found Reddan at the nearby Maplefields store and he admitted to taking the tickets after being confronted with pictures and the video. Blanchard wrote that a blue fluid was dripping from Reddan's nose, which he said was from having snorted a crushed Adderall pill.

Adderall is a controlled stimulant.

He told police that all the stolen tickets were losers and he had thrown them away. He said he bought the Adderall pill for $10 from a friend and had snorted it in the bathroom of Maplefields.

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