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March 8, 2017

New Jersey men arrested for illegal drugs in West Rutland

WEST RUTLAND—On the night of Feb. 28, state troopers from the Rutland Barracks pulled a vehicle over on Route 4 in West Rutland. Investigation revealed that the driver, Joel Cruz, age 24 of Union City, N.J., had an active arrest warrant in the state of Vermont. Cruz was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland Barracks. He was found to be in possession of a felony amount of crack cocaine and a felony amount of heroin.

A passenger in the vehicle, Joselito L. Rosa, age 22 of Jersey City, N.J., initially provided troopers with a false name. Rosa was properly identified and also found to be in possession of a felony amount of crack cocaine and a felony amount of heroin. Rosa was also taken into custody and transported to the Rutland Barracks.

The men were both charged with possession of cocaine and heroin. Rosa was additionally charged with providing false reports to law enforcement authorities. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on March 1.

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