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drugs http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/487/all en Electronics, medicine pilfered from local elementary schools http://addisonindependent.com/201501electronics-medicine-pilfered-local-elementary-schools <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in which thousands of dollars of electronics were stolen.</p> <p> Police said someone broke into Lincoln Community School and Robinson Elementary in Starksboro sometime between Jan. 17 and 20.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28183">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501electronics-medicine-pilfered-local-elementary-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County burglary drugs electronics elementary school Featured lincoln starksboro theft Vermont State Police VSP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:05:40 +0000 Zach Despart 28183 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Help is available locally for those struggling with drugs http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-help-available-locally-those-struggling-drugs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bob Donnis </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: The following letter was sent to Mount Abraham Union High School student Abby Boss in reaction to the article she wrote (&ldquo;Battle with Heroin Hits Home, Calls for Prevention&rdquo;) for the school&rsquo;s </em>Bird&rsquo;s Eye<em>publication, which ran in the Nov. 13 edition of the </em>Independent. <em>It is printed here with permission.</em></p> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Dear Ms. Boss,</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27053">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-help-available-locally-those-struggling-drugs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion bristol drugs heroin treatment Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:35:42 +0000 Zach Despart 27053 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh man pleads innocent to drug charges http://addisonindependent.com/201410ferrisburgh-man-pleads-innocent-drug-charges <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A Ferrisburgh man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to three misdemeanor drug-related charges after having been stopped by Vermont State Police while driving along Route 17 in New Haven on July 10.</span></p> <p> Chase L. Gallison, 23, of Ferrisburgh is answering to charges of driving under the influence of drugs; possession of under 200 milligrams of heroin; and possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26078">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410ferrisburgh-man-pleads-innocent-drug-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh drugs Ferrisburgh Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:29:54 +0000 Zach Despart 26078 at http://addisonindependent.com UPDATED: Four nabbed in Bristol drug bust http://addisonindependent.com/201409four-nabbed-bristol-drug-bust <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25325" style="width: 121px;"><a href="/201409four-nabbed-bristol-drug-bust"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/DrugBust.thumbnail.jpg" alt="DrugBust.jpg" title="DrugBust.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="121" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Courtesy of the Bristol Police Department </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol police on Friday morning arrested four people on drug charges during a bust that also netted more than $4,000 in cash and thousands of bags of heroin.</span></p> <p> Bristol Police Department Chief Kevin Gibbs said he believes the operation dealt a &ldquo;significant hit&rdquo; to a large, out-of-state drug operation. He added that in recent years he has seen a pattern of out-of-state dealers come to Bristol to operate.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409four-nabbed-bristol-drug-bust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol drugs Featured heroin police Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:36:27 +0000 Zach Despart 25326 at http://addisonindependent.com Turning Point hands out 69 Narcan kits http://addisonindependent.com/201406turning-point-hands-out-69-narcan-kits <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Turning Point Center of Addison County in Middlebury gave out 69 free Narcan emergency kits to a total of 29 people seeking to have the substance handy for a friend or loved one at risk of overdosing on opiates.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23669">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406turning-point-hands-out-69-narcan-kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury drugs heroin Narcan overdose Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:54:10 +0000 Zach Despart 23669 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury center to give out emergency kits for drug overdose http://addisonindependent.com/201405middlebury-center-give-out-emergency-kits-drug-overdose <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23460" style="width: 79px;"><a href="/201405middlebury-center-give-out-emergency-kits-drug-overdose"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Narcan4041.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Narcan4041.jpg" title="Narcan4041.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="79" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TURNING POINT CENTER of Addison County Director Bill Brim announced that the Middlebury organization will be passing out free opiate overdose rescue kits on May 28. The kits contain a Narcan nasal spray. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The call came in at around 11 a.m. this past Friday. A local man traveling in a car headed down Route 7 South in Middlebury was overdosing on heroin. He needed help. Fast.</span></p> <p> Middlebury Regional EMS and Middlebury police sped down the highway and intercepted the vehicle near Martin&rsquo;s Hardware. Rescue officials loaded him into an ambulance and made a beeline for Porter Hospital.</p> <p> &ldquo;He was unresponsive when I left (the scene),&rdquo; said Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23461">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405middlebury-center-give-out-emergency-kits-drug-overdose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury drugs Featured Middlebury Thu, 22 May 2014 13:23:38 +0000 John Flowers 23461 at http://addisonindependent.com Health officials warn about fentanyl-laced heroin http://addisonindependent.com/201402health-officials-warn-about-fentanyl-laced-heroin <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Anne Galloway VTDigger.org </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Fentanyl is being sold and packaged as heroin and state officials say just a few grains of the pure drug &ldquo;can stop your breathing and kill.&rdquo;</p> <p> The Vermont State Police issued a statement Feb. 5 urging Vermonters not to inject fentanyl, or any other drug that has not been prescribed by a doctor.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21651">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402health-officials-warn-about-fentanyl-laced-heroin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County drugs Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:12:12 +0000 John McCright 21651 at http://addisonindependent.com Fentanyl kills three in county http://addisonindependent.com/201402fentanyl-kills-three-county <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Vermont Health Department </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &ndash; Health and public safety officials are warning heroin users that product sold as heroin and packaged in the same manner as heroin may instead contain pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin.</p> <p> The Vermont Department of Health has just confirmed the cause of three deaths in Addison County in January to be overdoses from pure fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid drug that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and much deadlier.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21565">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402fentanyl-kills-three-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County drugs Fentanyl heoin optiates overdose Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:05:52 +0000 John Flowers 21565 at http://addisonindependent.com Porter, Counseling Service plan suboxone clinic to assist addicts http://addisonindependent.com/201402porter-counseling-service-plan-suboxone-clinic-assist-addicts <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21558" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402porter-counseling-service-plan-suboxone-clinic-assist-addicts"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Drugs at hospital chart.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Drugs at hospital chart.jpg" title="Drugs at hospital chart.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County are in discussions to collaborate on a clinic to provide suboxone, a drug designed to help a growing number of Addison County addicts break their dependence on opiates.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21532">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402porter-counseling-service-plan-suboxone-clinic-assist-addicts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont drugs Featured health care Vermont Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:16:39 +0000 Zach Despart 21532 at http://addisonindependent.com Expired drugs pick-up in Brandon is Oct. 26 http://addisonindependent.com/201310expired-drugs-pick-brandon-oct-26 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">BRANDON &mdash; The Brandon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. People can bring their medications for disposal to the Brandon Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The police department is at 301 Forest Dale Road in Brandon. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19602">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310expired-drugs-pick-brandon-oct-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon drugs Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:14:27 +0000 Zach Despart 19602 at http://addisonindependent.com Police battle rising tide of narcotics in Addison County http://addisonindependent.com/201305police-battle-rising-tide-narcotics-addison-county <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Most Addison County police agencies continue to report increases in drug-related crime, activity that takes a lot of time and resources to investigate during a time when resources are in short supply.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17210">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305police-battle-rising-tide-narcotics-addison-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County drug crime drugs Featured Thu, 30 May 2013 14:04:14 +0000 John McCright 17210 at http://addisonindependent.com Hancock trio charged with cooking meth at Route 125 home http://addisonindependent.com/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14315" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Hancock meth trio.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Hancock meth trio.jpg" title="Hancock meth trio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steven Arnold, left, Michael Wood and Meegen Smith were charged in a methamphetamine case in Hancock. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK &mdash; Three Hancock residents appeared at the Addison County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to plead innocent to drug-related crimes in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation at a home at 2698 Route 125 in Hancock.</p> <p> It is the first substantial meth case to be prosecuted in Addison County.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14317">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211hancock-trio-charged-cooking-meth-route-125-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock drug crime drugs Featured meth Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:31:10 +0000 John Flowers 14317 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol Police Log: Police find hard drugs, needles at Bristol home http://addisonindependent.com/201209bristol-police-log-police-find-hard-drugs-needles-bristol-home <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Police Department executed a search at a Mountain View Street apartment on Sept. 9, finding 1,500-2,000 used hypodermic needles, heroin, morphine, and a substance that Chief Kevin Gibbs said may possibly be crack cocaine.</p> <p> Police charged Amy Norton, 38, with possession of heroin and morphine. A second suspect, whose charges are pending while police await test results on the third substance, will likely face charges of possession of crack cocaine.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13162">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201209bristol-police-log-police-find-hard-drugs-needles-bristol-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs bristol drug crime drugs Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:38:01 +0000 Addison Independent 13162 at http://addisonindependent.com Police jail Bristol woman for 60-plus bags of heroin http://addisonindependent.com/201208police-jail-woman-60-bags-heroin <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Vermont State Police&rsquo;s drug task force arrested Katherine Heffernan, 27, of Bristol on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for knowingly possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, U.S. District Court documents show.</p> <p> Drug task force officials say they found more than 60 bags of heroin and more than $9,000 in Heffernan&rsquo;s Mountain Street home, in her car and on her person. U.S. District Judge John M. Conroy sent Heffernan to jail on Aug. 8. She is due to appear before him again on Aug. 22 for a preliminary hearing in Burlington.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12804">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208police-jail-woman-60-bags-heroin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol crime drugs heroin Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:27:55 +0000 Andrew Stein 12804 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol gathers to grapple with drug crime http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-gathers-grapple-drug-crime <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12722" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208bristol-gathers-grapple-drug-crime"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bristolpolicemeeting1756.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bristolpolicemeeting1756.jpg" title="bristolpolicemeeting1756.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRISTOL POLICE CHIEF Kevin Gibbs discusses drug-related crime issues with more than 100 citizens, law enforcement officials and legislators at a passion-filled public meeting at St. Ambrose Church on Tuesday evening. Independent photo/Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A noticeable rise in armed robberies, burglaries and drug-related crimes have plagued Bristol this past year.</p> <p> To identify the problems behind these crimes and find solutions, more than 100 citizens, law enforcement officials and social workers packed into the muggy basement of Bristol&rsquo;s St. Ambrose Church on Tuesday evening. While police officers did not quantify the increase in local drug activity, those in attendance agreed that Bristol and Addison County have a drug problem, and it&rsquo;s getting worse.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12723">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208bristol-gathers-grapple-drug-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol crime drugs Featured police Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:40:13 +0000 Andrew Stein 12723 at http://addisonindependent.com