• Man gets probation for drug conspiracy
    September 03,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    Probation granted

    in drug conspiracy

    BENNINGTON — A local man received a probationary sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy to sell cocaine.

    Steven L. Barber, 59, of Bennington, pleaded guilty to the felony charge in Bennington criminal court as part of a plea agreement in which the state agreed to dismiss a misdemeanor charge that Barber possessed a depressant drug.

    Barber was sentenced to serve one to three years, but all of that time was suspended and he was placed on probation. As part of the sentence, Barber will have to submit to screening and possibly treatment for drug addiction.

    Barber was arraigned April 1 as co-defendant with Tina M. Fox, 42, of Bennington. The charges against Fox are pending.

    Police said they received information March 26 from a 54-year-old woman saying that she had smoked crack March 24 with Barber in his home and attempted to buy crack from Fox on March 25.

    Police were granted a search warrant, which was executed March 31.

    According to police, 7 grams of marijuana and six counterfeit $5 bills were found when the Maple Street home was searched.
    • 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