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Illegal drug arrest made in area

Sherman Schuler

Sherman Schuler

— The Vermont Drug Task Force conducted a month long investigation into the distribution and sale of crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin in the Chittenden County and Windham County areas. During the course of the investigation the Task Force made numerous controlled purchases of drugs.

As a result of the investigation, the Vermont Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Burlington, South Burlington, and UVM Police Departments as well as the Vermont State Police, executed search warrants at a residence on Austin Drive in Burlington and on a motor vehicle in Brattleboro.

The motor vehicle in question was stopped on Aug. 10 by the Vermont State Police on I-91 northbound in Brattleboro.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and detectives took into evidence approximately 193 bags of heroin. The operator and owner of the vehicle, Victoria Scripps-Carmody, age 21 of Burlington, and passengers Sherman Schuler, 31, of Burlington and Keon Sterling, 26 of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., were each arrested for trafficking heroin and possession of heroin.

Scripps-Carmody’s residence on Austin Drive in Burlington was searched on August 10, as well. Drug evidence and evidence of drug use was collected.

Schuler and Scripps-Carmody were lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for a lack of bail: $50,000 and $10,000, respectively. Both appeared, today, Aug. 11 at the Windham Superior Court. Sterling was cited and released, and subsequently appeared Aug. 11 at the Windham Superior Court.

No further information is available at this time, as the investigation is continuing and further arrests may be forthcoming. The Windham County States Attorney’s Office will be prosecuting the case.

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