Monday, May 15, 2017

16 arrested on drug charges in Springfield area

Police arrested 16 over the course of the last week and have arrest warrants out for two more suspects following an investigation by numerous Vermont agencies into heroin and cocaine sales in the greater Springfield area.

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ACCUSED: Amanda Poller                                                              

AGE: 24


CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count. [

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/20/17





ACCUSED: Tevon Grey                                                                    

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/20/17.





ACCUSED: Brittian Stocker                                                              

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chester VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count. Selling/Dispensing Narcotics on schools grounds (1) count.

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/20/17.





ACCUSED: Danielle Garceau                                              

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts, Selling/Dispensing Narcotics on school grounds (3) counts, Violation of Conditions of Release (2) counts.

COURT DATE: Arrested and lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility for a lack of $2000 bail. Arraignment held on 5/9/17.




ACCUSED: Aaron Montgomery                                                                  

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of heroin (2) counts, Sell/Dispensing Narcotics on school grounds (1) count.

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on 6/27/17




ACCUSED: Debra Peltier                                                              

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on 6/27/17





ACCUSED: Jennifer Aldrich                                                            

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/27/17





ACCUSED: Michael Dube                                                                

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1)

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/27/17.





ACCUSED: Cody Greenslit                                                              

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on 5/30/17





ACCUSED: Tammy O'Brien                                                

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts

COURT DATE: Currently incarcerated in VT. Cited to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 5/23/17.





ACCUSED: Glenna O’Connell                                              

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chester VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts, Sale of Cocaine (2) counts

COURT DATE: Arrested and lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility for a lack of $10,000 bail. Arraignment held on 5/10/17.





ACCUSED: Kyle Darrell                                          

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Currently incarcerated in VT. Issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/27/17.





ACCUSED: Marcellus Knight                                              

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 6/27/17





ACCUSED: Donald Downing                                              

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lebanon NH

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts

COURT DATE:  Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 7/11/17





ACCUSED: Robert Newton                                                  

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 7/11/17





ACCUSED: Thomas Daniels                                                

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield VT

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (2) counts

COURT DATE: Arrested and released on a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on 7/11/17





ACCUSED: Tara Stone                                            

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (1) count

COURT DATE: Pending State Arrest Warrant




ACCUSED: Mitchell Beauchamp                                                      

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

VIOLATION: Sale of Heroin (3) counts

COURT DATE: Pending state Arrest Warrant




20 comments :

  1. George T McNaughton5/16/17, 11:26 AM

    The only thing that concerns me about this is the fact that last year we begged the U.S. Attorney's Office to institute forfeiture proceedings against this house because of the earlier drug busts. Instead, we have the wife released to the premises to continue the dealings right beside an elementary school. I certainly hope, that the failure to institute forfeiture proceedings was not motivated by the desire to make another big drug bust by allowing this activity to continue next to a school while they continued their investigation.

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    1. That is concerning and I sure hope that isnt the case. Public safety and the safety of those children should be the #1 concern. If you are right, then this town sure has their priorities messed up! Glad to see these people go and I hope that house gets torn down! Make a park there for the kids, just make sure to check it real good for drug needles!

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  2. These poor victims are a product of their disease. A couple of weeks in therapy and they will be cured. Wait and see how the miracle of paid therapy will be chosen over any real jail time.

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  3. I agree with you George. It is disturbing that 3 of these people are charged with selling on school grounds and 2 of them are released on a citation and the other is being held on $2000 bail and that person is also charged with violating conditions of release. Where exactly is the deterrence to not do this again? Violating release should trigger something harsher and certainly selling drugs on school grounds should trigger something greater than a citation.

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    1. George T McNaughton5/17/17, 3:27 PM

      Have been arguing that for some time, but during the election candidates night I got ambushed for opposing a methadone clinic, because a mother who had lost her children was having trouble getting them back because of lack of proximity to a methadone clinic. What we are doing right now is not working, but the answer is not the violence being suggested elsewhere on this thread. The answer in part is to be constantly arresting the offenders until they move out of town. We will have a steady supply of dealers so long as we have a high demand from users. There have been some studies suggesting that marijuana may actually be an exit drug which reduces the likelihood of moving from oxycontin to heroin -- but we have made marijuana dispensaries illegal in all zoning districts. We need strict enforcement of reasonable conditions, and we need to decrease the demand for hard drugs.

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    2. George, there is another solution I have used effectively elsewhere. Identify and find the home site of the slum load that rents to and profits from these criminals. Print up fliers detailing the on-going criminal enterprise run from his property along with news stories and a large photo of the property owner. Go door to door in his home neighborhood circulating the fliers. Place them on windshields at his work place. I absolutely assure you, problem solved.

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  4. Fed up and armed5/16/17, 7:33 PM

    The judicial system is a freaking joke. These parasites come here and ruin this once great town. The judges, living in their gated community, couldn't care less.
    How many times has Danielle Garceau, Tammy Obrian, Donald Downing and a couple others been arrested? When is enough enough?
    When will the likes of Wendi Germaine and her group realize that counseling doesn't work for people who DON'T want it?
    It's time to start taking charge of this community. If you see someone selling drugs knock their teeth in. (If they still have them) Beat up a bunch of them and word will get around. Better yet, use the money from drug sales to fund the prison and lock them away.
    The "poor people have a disease" thong is crap. Nobody held a gun to someone's head to make them shoot up. Start taking responsibility for your actions and admit you are the problem.

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    1. I so agree with your statement! More people need to think that way and stop being so sensitive to these druggies. Like you said, no one put a gun to their head and made them start using, they made that choice!..and dont give me the "oh they cant help it" or "its a disease and they need help" because they know exactly what they are doing, just like any addiction, if you want to stop bad enough you will. Too many times they use excuse after excuse, take responsibility for your own actions! I say throw them in jail, let them detox in jail and let them suffer all the horrors of the detox, once they are over the worse part, send them to therapy to learn how to cope with life, then once clean, let them go on probation, if they chose to go do drugs again then do it all over again. Once they detox hard a few times they will think a little harder about doing it again and it might just knock some sense into them. Vermont is way too soft to do anything like that though...so keep slapping their nasty wrists and let them run our streets, that such a better plan...not!

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    2. well said

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    3. It is a disease and I can prove it. Just like the flu the infected spread the disease to the people they are in close contact with. It is a highly contagious disease and can only be cured with many hours of expensive therapy. Locking these victims in prison just serves to spread the disease to other convicts.

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    4. I can prove that if you take away their smartphones then a major connection is disrupted.

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    5. Fed up and armed5/18/17, 9:34 AM

      Anonymous 12:57, I'll bite. How can you prove it's a disease?
      A disease is something your body obtains without your input.

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    6. It's not the individual that has a disease it is the group of these aholes that IS the disease to society and our town. In other words the town has a disease which can be cured thru the elimination of the parasites. Catch and let go is not a cure.

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    7. "These parasites come here" not all of them are transplants, most of them have been here their whole lives, I know, I went to grade school with some of them! Sad.

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  5. The current idea that heroin addiction can be treated with "niceness" is not working. Time to take a 180 degree about face and start playing hard ball with these "unfortunate" people. Lock em all up for a year or more. Start teaching kids in school that if you even think about touching the stuff all hell will break loose.

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  6. chuck gregory5/17/17, 3:16 PM

    Question here: Why were none of them charged with purchasing heroin?

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  7. chuck gregory5/20/17, 1:29 PM

    Does anybody have an answer for my question as to why none of them were charged with purchasing heroin?

    The answer is important because if all eighteen are selling, it would mean that in order to make a livable wage from it, they'd each have to do about fifty sales a day-- which would mean that we have a town in which 25% of the residents are addicts (by popular definition: "anybody who uses any amount of opioids") or recreational users (by public health definition, "uses occasionally, not regularly or involuntarily").

    If 25% of Springfielders are purchasing, then we have a MAJOR untaxed industry, which is bad for any town.

    Just saying.

    Also, with 18 sellers, this is looking like some sort of illicit Amway scheme, especially if they're selling to each other...

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    1. Philip Caron5/20/17, 9:03 PM

      Like none of those 18 are already getting living wages from public assistance? Pretty flimsy math. Purported tax benefits are also misleading; drug legalization happens because people want to get high, or addicts want to feed their addiction; they just don't care if someone gets rich from it.

      The mental & physical health costs of abuse and addiction to individuals, families and society always seem to be understated by proponents of legalizing.

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    2. I'm pretty sure none of them were charged with purchase because buying it isn't illegal. Selling and possession are. @chuck gregory

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  8. chuck gregory5/23/17, 8:57 PM

    Since it's already known that legalizing illicit substances does not lead to an increase in addiction rates (minus a temporary spike at the onset), then what we ought to do is eliminate the motivation of huge profits that are generated when any product is illegal. Liquor store employees make more money being employees than they would if they tried selling beer on the street; ditto convenience store clerks selling cigarettes. Ditto the bud sellers in Colorado.

    I am rather confused by the distinction between purchasing and possessing. It would seem to me that if a person purchases it and is handed his purchase, he is then in possession of it and ought to be busted under the law.

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