Winhall police make arrests, seize opiates
BONDVILLE — A court-authorized search of a vehicle by state and local authorities yielded 287 bags of suspected opiates and $2,826 in cash, Winhall police said in a recent news release.
The vehicle was seized after a Winhall police officer, on patrol shortly after midnight July 18, saw three people leaving the 7-Eleven on Main Street and suspected that two of them had pending arrest warrants, according to the release.
Brandon Lee, of Brattleboro, was found to have active drug-related warrants in Vermont and a warrant pending in New Hampshire for a probation violation. Lee was taken to Marble Valley Correctional Center and held for the outstanding warrants.
Amanda Fogg, of Townshend, who also was found to have drug-related warrants in Vermont and a warrant related to a probation violation in New Hampshire, fled the scene before additional police officers arrived, according to the release. Law enforcement are encouraging people who know of Fogg's whereabouts to contact their local police department.
The driver of the vehicle, Megan Dean, of Brattleboro, was released by police at the scene, though the vehicle was seized.
The Vermont State Drug Task Force assisted local police with their search of the seized vehicle.
Additional charges "are pending for all parties involved," according to the release, which was issued on July 18.
Weston man accused
of 81 in a 40 zone
LONDONDERRY — A Weston man was charged July 29 with an excessive speed violation after a state trooper documented his vehicle traveling on Route 100 at more than double the posted speed limit, according to a news release from Vermont State Police, Westminster Barracks.
Jason Harrington, 40, will face the charge in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, at 8 a.m. Sept. 10.
According to State Police, a trooper using a radar device captured Harrington's truck traveling at 81 mph near the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad's station at about 7:15 a.m. The posted speed limit is 40 miles per hour.
Driver faces charges
after one-car crash
ARLINGTON — A Sandgate man drove his vehicle over an embankment after striking several trees near the intersection of Old West Road and Lost Lake Road, according to a media release from Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks.
The motorist, Craig Clark, 37, left the scene of the incident before law enforcement arrived, the news release said. Clark was later arrested and charged with driving with a criminally suspended license and violating a condition of his release.
The incident occurred July 20, according to the release.
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