Thursday, June 2, 2011

Arrests for sale of narcotics in Springfield

The Southern Vermont Drug Task Force announced the arrests of three Springfield residents Wednesday.

On May 31 members of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force concluded a several month long investigation involving the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in the Springfield, Vermont area.

The investigation was concluded with the arrests of Tyrone Hill, age 41, and Stephanie Champney, age 25; both of Springfield, VT. With the assistance of members of the Vermont State Police and Springfield Police Department, a search warrant was executed at the Hill and Champney residence located at 51 Merrill Street Apt. 2; as well as on a vehicle owned by Hill.

Over an ounce of crack cocaine was seized. Melissa Barratt, age 31, of Bellows Falls, VT was also arrested during the May 31 investigation of sale of crack cocaine.

Hill Charges

Acc. to Sale of Crack Cocaine < 2.5 grams – 5 Year
Felony Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Crack Cocaine > 1 ounce – 20 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Heroin > 200 mg. – 10 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Heroin > 1 gram – 20 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Heroin > 1 gram – 20 Year Felony


Champney Charges

Sale of Crack Cocaine < 2.5 grams – 5 Year Felony Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Crack Cocaine > 2.5 grams – 10 Year Felony

Acc. to Sale of Crack Cocaine > 1 ounce – 20 Year Felony

Sale of Heroin > 200 mg – 10 Year Felony

Sale of Heroin > 1 gram – 20 Year Felony

Sale of Heroin > 1 gram – 20 Year Felony


Barratt Charges




Sale of Crack Cocaine > 1 ounce – 20 Year Felony














Hill and Champney were lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail cash or surety. Barratt was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail cash or surety.

Source: Vermont State Police

7 comments:

  1. Nope no drug problems in Springfield huh! The select board and the towns folk love to talk about why Springfield is so great. Well take a look around...nothing but a bunch of rundown buildings, scumbags roaming the streets and uneducated residents...good luck with that Springfield!

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  2. Of course there are drug problems in Springfield. There are drug problems in every small town across the United states. I take it you are not a Springfield resident. Or else you would be one of those uneducated scumbags roaming the street. And if you are a Springfield resident stop complaining about it and do something about it! I am pretty sure where every you are isn't any better.

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  3. Listen moran-For years up unitl recently Springfield Town officials and police have claimed there were no drug problems in Springfield. No gang issues no problems at all just a quiet sleepy town. Bull**** drug problems have been on the rise since the inception of the prison. Families move closer to their incarcerated relatives. The town opened a facility to "rehab" convicted drug offenders and we allowed a mental health facility to assist and draw all those problems. I do live in Springfield, Dartmouth educated thank you very much. What about your educational experience? The problem is you local elected officials. THEY are the ones who have contributed to this problem and created it. They allow the schools to fail yet reward the teachers, for what I will never know. Any other job if you do not perform to standards then you are terminated. Your officials keep raising taxes and fees (see story on crash tax) which come directly out of those of us who actually pay taxes in this town. Our property is up for sale. I no longer choose to mingle with the riff raff YOUR TOWN OFFICIALS have invited in. Again, its going to be a town of uneducated, blue collar or welfare people who are happy for a status quo ride on others backs.

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  4. I'm glad you are leaving. "If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem."

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  5. Lisa Currier6/14/11, 10:21 AM

    Wow... Really people. Nice to know that people label everybody in Springfield as a scumbag. I have lived here most of my life. Got out a few times. I am educated, mostly in Springfield, but graduated Chester. I agree there is nothing here but run down buildings, but from what I see, construction on a lot of these buildings are now being done. Back in the day, this was a productive town, mostly because of the war. At least this town has the glory of the early days in it. Let's look ahead for the future of Springfield. Not the opinions of people that can't speak there minds with a name or face. If you are going to label a town or it's people then don't do it anonymously. Grow some balls.

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  6. I see both sides of this argument. I grew up in Springfield but I haven't been back since I graduated high school. There are a lot of problems in Springfield. There are a lot of run-down buildings and unfortunately, things get lost or left behind. When I look at Springfield today, compared to the Springfield of my youth, I see that it's continuing to go downhill. I wish there were more successful "Springfield On the Move" projects. I would love to see Springfield be successful once again. However, I don't see that happening. It's too little, and it's happening at a snail's pace. There needs to be strong leadership who's willing to step up and make the necessary changes. I keep Springfield in my thoughts because unfortunately, when I go back to visit, I only see the bad things because they seem to be everywhere. I hope things can get better because Springfield does have potential.

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  7. Drug problems start in school and then it esculated from there. Also medical personel like to had out narcitics to the youth like they are candy causing them to get addicted. They then head to the streets to fill their addiction often become low lying dealers or runners just to get a fix. Instead of going after the little guys why not take out the big ones. Stop teh drug trafficking from New Jersery and Massachusettes. Local PD have been notified by many yet they harrass the lttle fish in the big pond of drugs. I say revamp our Police Department and Town selectman and let soemone in there that will chnage things and are not part of the Goodl Ole Boy club.

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