WINDSOR COUNTY—During the week of May 8, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force(VDTF) conducted arrest operations in Windsor County after several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Springfield Police Department, the State Police Westminster Barracks, the Chester Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security while executing these arrests. This enforcement action took place following numerous drug investigations into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in the greater Springfield area.
On May 8, the VDTF conducted a search warrant at 33 Union Street in Springfield. The search warrant was issued after Detectives conducted numerous controlled purchases of heroin from the owner of the residence. The search warrant turned up a quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
The owner of the residence, Danielle Garceau, 37, was arrested for sale of heroin (three counts), selling/dispensing of narcotics on school grounds (three counts,) and violation of conditions of release (two counts.) The selling/dispensing charges stem from the proximity of the residence to the Union Street Elementary School. While conducting the search of the residence detectives also noticed numerous health violations. State and local fire inspectors conducted an inspection of the residence and deemed the house uninhabitable.
On May 11 police reported 18 total arrests for the sale of heroin and/or cocaine and/or various narcotics:
Amanda Poller, age 24, from Springfield
Tevon Grey, age 27, from Springfield
Brittian Stocker, age 24, from Chester
Danielle Garceau, age 37, from Springfield
Aaron Montgomery, age 27, from Springfield
Debra Peltier, age 39, from Springfield
Jennifer Aldrich, age 29, from Springfield
Michael Dube, age 35, from Springfield
Cody Greenslit, age 28, from Springfield
Tammy O’Brien, age 41, from Springfield
Glenna O’Connell, age 36, from Springfield
Kyle Darrell, age 25, from Springfield
Marcellus Knight, age 23, from Springfield
Donald Downing, age 22, from Lebanon, N.H.
Robert Newton, age 47, from Springfield
Thomas Daniels, age 44, from Springfield
Tara Stone, age 29, from an unknown residence
Mitchell Beauchamp, age 28, from an unknown residence
Most defendants were issued criminal citations to appear at the Windsor County Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal Division on June 20. Two defendants were lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for a lack of bail: Danielle Garceau for a lack of $2,000 bail and Glenna O’Connell for a lack of $10,000 bail. State arrest warrants were issued for two defendants who are no longer in the area: Tara Stone and Mitchell Beauchamp.