Vermonters Arrested for Heroin by Massachusetts State Police

Deerfield, Mass. - Three Vermonters are facing charges in Massachusetts after being stopped for several violations while driving.

The driver, Melissa Loiselle, 36, of Richford, Vt. and passengers Stephen Salyer, 37 of Enosburg and Jeremy Stanhope, 37, also of Richford, are facing charges for intent to sell drugs.

State police say around 3:30 a.m. Sunday a trooper was on patrol on Route 91 in Deerfield, Mass. and saw a black Honda Pilot with several violations.

Officials say the trooper stopped the car and a search of the vehicle found 98 white wax bags containing heroin and drug paraphernalia.

All three people in the car were arrested and taken to Shelburne Falls Barracks for booking, before being transported to Franklin County House of Correction, according to a release from Massachusetts State Police.

The driver, Loiselle, was criminally charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;
  • She was also issued a Massachusetts Civil Citation for marked lanes violation.

The owner, Salyer, was criminally charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;
  • Possession of a Dangerous Weapon;

The rear passenger, Stanhope, was criminally charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A;
  • Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;

 


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