Two cited for illegal drugs in WinhallOctober 22,2013Two cited for
WINHALL — The Winhall Police Department investigated two cases recently which both unexpectedly resulted in citations for drug charges.
On Oct. 14, around 10:45 a.m., police received a report of a stolen stove from a home on French Hollow Road. While investigating the report, officers interviewed Brian Schwartz, 21, of Winhall, a tenant of a nearby cabin and found evidence of possession and sale of illegal drugs.
The next day, around 5:10 p.m., Winhall Police executed a search warrant at Schwartz’s home and discovered about 11 ounces of processed marijuana.
According to police, the marijuana has an approximate street value of $2,200.
Schwartz was arrested last week and cited to appear in Bennington criminal court on a felony charge of possession of marijuana.
In a separate case, Alexandra Thomas, 22, of Londonderry, was stopped on Winhall Hollow Road on Oct. 9, around 4:20 p.m., for a minor motor vehicle infraction.
Further investigation and a search revealed Thomas was in possession of heroin and was operating with a suspended license, according to police.
Thomas was arrested and cited to appear in Bennington criminal court for possession of heroin. She was also issued a ticket for a third offense of driving with a suspended license.
Officers with the Winhall Police Department have asked that anyone with additional information about either incident contact them at 297-2121.MORE IN This Just InRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1898, Nelson Miles leads American troops into Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War, Bob Dylan electrifies Newport Folk Festival in 1965, author and longshoreman Eric Hoffer born this day in 1902. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads astronomic,historic and epigrammatic data... Full Story
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