• Drug dealer sentenced on heroin charges
    August 07,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Connecticut man will serve 3˝ years in jail for selling heroin in downtown Springfield in December 2012.

    Elvin Gonzalez, 36, of Hartford, Conn., reached a plea agreement Tuesday in White River Junction criminal court.

    Gonzalez, whose street name is “Pee Wee,” pleaded guilty to two felony counts of heroin sales. The state dismissed a third count.

    He is serving a drug-related sentence in Massachusetts. His Vermont sentence will run concurrent to that sentence.

    Detective Patrick Call of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force said police initially only knew the “Pee Wee” nickname and descriptions from informants of an out-of-state drug dealer “with a very large nose” who was hanging around the movie theater in downtown Springfield.

    Call said he eventually learned Gonzalez’s real name by checking who other drug suspects were “friending” on Facebook.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In

    Emergency crews Thursday found two hikers from Vermont who spent the night lost... Full Story

    BENNINGTON — The annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival, now in... Full Story
    BRANDON — The town’s annual summer townwide yard sale, one of the biggest in the state, will take... Full Story
    More Articles