Brattleboro drug sweep leads to more than a dozen arrests

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More than a dozen people are facing federal and state drug charges following a three-day operation in the Brattleboro area.

The Vermont Office of the United States Attorney says 16 people were arrested or charged during last week’s operation, three residences and one hotel room were searched and law enforcement seized approximately 1,000 bags or heroin and 70 grams of cocaine base.

Twelve individuals have been charged in federal court and two are facing state charges. All but two of the defendants have been arrested.

They are facing a variety of charges including distribution of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine base.

Those charged in federal court include:

  • Curtis Bunkley, 29, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of cocaine base, distribution
  • of fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
  • Sarah Cassell, 32, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of heroin and cocaine base.
  • Arthur Fisk, 28, of Brattleboro, charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with
  • intent to distribute cocaine base.
  • Daniel DeThomas, 37, of Hartford, Connecticut, charged with distribution of cocaine
  • base.
  • Luis Duprey, 24, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, charged with using a communication
  • facility to facilitate the commission of a drug felony arising from his attempt to distribute
  • 500 bags of heroin.
  • Rachael Gauthier, 49, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of heroin and fentanyl.
  • Rory Jackson, 35, of Queens, New York, charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base.
  •  Holly Magnuson, 25, of Brattleboro, charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.
  • Robert Newton, 49, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of heroin.
  • Jocelyn Pond, 29, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of fentanyl.
  • Justine Pond, 29, of Brattleboro, charged with distribution of fentanyl.
  • Jaylen Pryor, 18, of Brattleboro, charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base

Those charged in state court include:

  • Corey Archer, 38, of Brattleboro, Vermont, charged with cocaine possession.
  • Lee Griffin, 36, of Brattleboro, Vermont, charged with cocaine possession.

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