No-show convict gets more jail timeJuly 23,2014No-show convict
gets more jail time
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A convicted drug dealer who tearfully thanked a judge late last year for allowing her to spend a last weekend at home with her two young daughters before beginning her sentences — and who then failed to show up at the jail the following week — will spend an extra month or two behind bars as a result.
Rachel Quirion, 29, of Springfield, was eventually tracked down, arrested and began serving her two-to-four years at the women’s prison in Chittenden County in late February, but last week she was returned to the courtroom where she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of contempt of court resulting in an additional one-to-two months that will be served consecutively once her present sentence is completed.
Quirion was one of 36 suspected drug dealers arrested in Springfield and Ludlow a year ago during the “Operation Precision Valley” drug sweep, and in December, she pleaded guilty to felony counts of sale of heroin and sale of crack cocaine.
At the time of her original sentencing, Quirion had asked Judge Karen Carroll to delay her report date to the jail because she only got to see her children every other weekend and wanted to “get her affairs in order.” Quirion had wiped away tears as she thanked Carroll for allowing her to return home for the weekend in exchange for the promise to report to the jail the following Wednesday morning.
“I will serve the time I got,” Quirion said at the time.MORE IN This Just In
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont Gas Systems puts Phase 2 on hold as the latest estimate for Phase 1 takes a 27 percent leap upward, to a total of $157 million; U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin quits for job with private firm; police cite man in pot bust.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Christmas bombing of North Vietnam ordered by President Richard Nixon, most lethal strikes of the war; in 1989, U.S. invades Panama to depose, arrest and charge Gen. Manuel Noriega with drug trafficking, racketeering.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Gov. Peter Shumlin announces demise of his single-payer health insurance initiative; convicted first-degree murderer Alan Prue sentenced to 50 years for killing teacher Melissa Jenkins; veterans chafed about park naming snub.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 497 BC, first Saturnalia festival celebrated in Rome, Scandinavians retain 'Yule Goat' as symbol of season, Krampus, evil side of holiday cheer, terrorizes children into better behavior, more advice from Christopher Hitchens.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 533 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justinian I gets the old empire back together again routing the Vandals from Carthage; in 1890, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull is killed at his home in South Dakota; in 1970, Soviets land probe on Venus.
- DUANE CARLETON: Rutland Herald Events Editor George Nostrand interviews musician Duane Carleton, whose new CD 'A GIRL LIKE THAT' drops Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, and will be celebrated that evening with a show at 9:30 p.m. at Killington's Pickle Barrel.