Court date approaching in crack-cocaine case

RUTLAND - The Southwestern Vermont Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in the Rutland City area.

During the investigation Stacy Silva, age 19, of Rutland, and Walton Gaskin, age 20, of Bronx, N.Y., sold felony amounts of crack cocaine to an agent with the Task Force.

Silva was under supervision of the Vermont Department of Corrections at the time of the sales and on field supervision.

Silva was arrested for sale of crack cocaine offenses Jan. 19.

After Silva's arrest, with the assistance of the Department of Corrections, Gaskin was apprehended at Silva's Rutland City FSU residence and arrested.

Vermont Department of Correction personnel recovered bags containing a felony amount of heroin from Silva's residence along with suspected suboxone pills.

Silva was issued a citation to appear in court to answer offenses of sales of crack cocaine, felony possession of heroin, and possession of narcotic drugs.

Gaskin was issued a citation to appear in court to answer the offense of sale of crack cocaine.

Silva and Gaskin will appear in Rutland District Court March 22.

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