BRISTOL — On June 3, Bristol police arrested Bruce Cobb, 53, of Lincoln on charges of selling and dispensing of narcotics. Police had obtained information stating that Cobb was selling narcotics in downtown Bristol.
A press release from Chief Kevin Gibbs stated that police conducted several operations in Bristol where Cobb allegedly sold and dispensed narcotics in the presence of a police officer on several occasions.
Cobb, who had at least three previous felonies, is subject to further charges as a “habitual criminal” and, if charged and found guilty, could face a sentence of life in prison.
Cobb was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
• On June 3 at 7:34 a.m. responded to a report of a pre-teen male who had been caught allegedly shoplifting at Champlain Farms. Police took him into custody after a parent declined to respond. The young man was taken to his school and a parent was later contacted at home, Bristol police said. A juvenile retail theft citation was issued and the young man was issued a no-trespass order at the store.
• On June 1 received an anonymous tip that Phillip Bissonnette, 20, of Starksboro purchased alcohol at a West Street business. Police said surveillance cameras at the business captured Bissonnette buying the beverage, and they issued a citation for possession of a malt beverage after further investigation revealed that he had in the past received a civil ticket for possession of malt beverages.