VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and Detective Sergeant Jason Ouellette spoke at the last Vergennes Lions meeting about the problem of drugs in all of our communities.
Sgt. Ouellette described the various kinds of drugs, their appearance and the costs, in terms of both purchase price and the effects on the user and community. He said there had been over 100 arrests locally since 2011 for drug possession or sales. One alone involved between $30,000 and $40,000 worth of heroin.