On October 25, 2023

Rutland man arrested for cocaine sale


After a four-month drug investigation, a Rutland man was arrested for five counts of sale of cocaine on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Police arrested Kevin Seward, 36, of Rutland. The investigation into Seward’s distribution of cocaine involved the use of confidential informants who purchased cocaine from Seward on five separate occasions.

During the investigation, the Vermont Drug Task Force identified Seward’s residence on West Street in Rutland City — a point of drug distribution and a location where others were known to frequently gather to use controlled substances. The Oct. 17 search of the residence yielded evidence of drug use and drug distribution. 

Seward is due in Rutland District Court – Criminal Division in Rutland at a later date. He is being prosecuted by the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The timing of the search warrant execution was due in part to the Vermont State Police’s investigation of the theft of a cruiser and patrol rifle that had occurred Tuesday morning in Rutland. This aspect of the case remains an active and ongoing investigation, and further details will be released when possible.

 Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the State Police at 802-773-9101 or submit a tip anonymously at: vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

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