Police: Burlington Man with Record Arrested for Selling Heroin

Burlington, Vt. - Burlington Police say a month-long investigation led to the arrest of a Burlington man for selling heroin.

Officials say Wednesday Antonio Hammond, 33, is charged with selling and possession of heroin, resisting arrest and violating conditions of release.

Detectives arrested Hammond after he was seen driving on Pearl Street, according to a release from BPD, Hammond resisted arrest, and swallowed heroin.

Authorities say he was taken into custody, and police recovered 35 bags of heroin.

Officials say Hammond has been convicted of petit larceny, leaving the scene of an accident, disorderly conduct, false information to an officer, simple assault, escape, grand larceny and violation of probation. Hammond is under a 24-hour curfew related to the assault of an officer, according to a release from police.

Hammond is being held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, he will be arraigned Vermont Superior Court in Chittenden County Thursday.

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