Investigation leads to arrest of 10 people in Hardwick on drug charges

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Top, L-R Kevin Fradette; Ryan Hill; Loretta McKinny; Forrest Foster;
Bottom, L-R: Alain Fradette; Tanisha Demo; Denise Fradette; Charles Bagley (Hardwick Police)

Police in Hardwick say an “extensive” investigation that began several months ago has led to the arrest of 10 people on drug trafficking charges.

Search warrants were executed early Wednesday at five locations, police said.

The 10 people arrested were:

  • Denise Fradette, 30;
  • Ryan Hill, 31;
  • Kevin Fradette, 27;
  • Alain Fradette, 59;
  • Charles Bagley; 47;
  • Cherie Salls; 42;
  • Tinisha Demo; 24;
  • Forest Foster, 48;
  • Christopher Thompson, 36;
  • Loretta MeKenney, 46.

All of the suspects are from Hardwick, except Thompson, who is from Walden, police said. They are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Caledonia County Superior Court.

Agencies that assisted the investigation include the Washington County and Caledonia County sheriff’s departments, Vermont State Police, Vermont Game Wardens and the Barre Town Police Department.

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