Bennington Police Department

PRESS RELEASE:

RE: Narcotics Investigation
Bennington Detective Bureau of Investigation has been investigating reports of drug activity coming from 10 Willowbrook Drive Bennington, Vermont. During the course of this investigation, investigators were able to secure a search warrant for the above location.

On Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1745hrs, members of the Bennington Police Department executed a search warrant for the residence of 10 Willowbrook Drive.

Eight people were detained and taken into police custody. One was taken into custody on Orchard Road prior to the execution of the search warrant and another jumped from a second-floor window while officers were entering the residence and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

During the search of the residence and people present, Officers located 2,338 bags of Heroin (48.3 grams), 25.2 grams of Cocaine, 5.6 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, 8.5 grams of Marijuana and $1,727.00 of US Currency.

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List of defendants and their charges:
Jad M. Hoag, 42, of Shaftsbury, VT-Possession of Heroin. Released on a Citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington

Criminal Division on October 26, 2020 at 08:15hrs.
Andrew H. Pierce, 38, of Bennington, VT- Possession of Heroin Released on a Citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on October 26, 2020 at 08:15hrs.

Alvin R. Aiken, 38, of Bennington, VT-Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy and Sale of Heroin. Released on Citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on October 26, 2020 at 08:15hrs.

Cassandra L. Bushee, 26, of Bennington, VT-Sale of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm while committing a Felony. Released on Conditions to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on September 9, 2020 at 12:30pm.

Brittany A. Woodward, 27, of Bennington, VT-Accessory to Trafficking Heroin/Cocaine and Conspiracy. Held for lack of $10,000. Bail and scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on September 1, 2020 at 12:30hrs.

Joshua T. Ealy, 22, of Adams, MA- Trafficking Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy. Held for lack of $25,000. Bail and scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on September 1, 2020 at 12:30hrs.

Edwin J. Rivera-Cruz, 22, of Springfield, MA- Trafficking Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Conspiracy. Held for lack of $25,000. Bail and scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court-Bennington Criminal Division on September 1, 2020 at 12:30hrs.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Bennington Police Detective Corey Briggs at 802-442-1030.

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