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Three arrested in St. Albans after police seize heroin, cocaine, cash

Three people, including two from St. Albans, were arrested on drug charges after police seized 340 bags of heroin, more than 25 grams of crack cocaine and $10,000 in cash in a Rugg Street neighborhood. 

The operation began Monday when officers pulled over a vehicle leaving an apartment at 30 Rugg Street. A search of the vehicle turned up four bags of heroin, a half-gram of crack cocaine and four doses of Suboxone. A passenger, Emily Robtoy, 27, was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant and faces multiple charges of drug possession.

Police obtained a warrant to search the apartment and arrested Christopher Delisle, 26, on suspicion of heroin trafficking and felony cocaine possession. Police also found about $2,300 in cash and a 12-gauge shotgun during the search. 

Robtoy and Delisle were ordered to appear in Franklin County Superior Court on July 16.

On Thursday, an undercover operation by St. Albans police, Vermont State Police and agents from the DEA and ATF led to the arrest of a 21-year-old New Jersey woman on trafficking and possession charges.

Officers set up a controlled drug buy on Rugg Street, and after purchasing 250 bags of heroin and 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, they apprehended the alleged supplier, Bianca Mercado of Moonachie, NJ, near Barlow Street. 

Officers also found $8,300 in a search of Mercado’s vehicle. She was being held at the Chittenden County Correction Center on $75,000 bail.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the St. Albans Police Department at 802-524-2166.


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