Bennington Police on Tuesday arrested three individuals, two of them teenagers from Springfield, in a major drug bust. Police say the bust involved cocaine, heroin, marijuana, cash, multiple cell phones, and supplies typically used by drug dealers.

According to a report from WTEN/10 News Albany, on Tuesday evening at approximately 7:45 p.m., police arrived at the Apple Valley Inn and Cafe on Route 7 in Bennington, Vermont.

The police executed a search warrant on room 124. Once inside, the police say they found about 1,900 bags of what they believe to be heroin, plus grams of crack cocaine, suspected cocaine, and suspected marijuana.

The result of the search warrant also turned out assorted drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and packaging that indicated selling.

Bennington Police said they immediately arrested everyone in the apartment. Paige Wilkins, 37, of Bennington, and Anthony Tejada-Cruz, 19, of Springfield, Massachusetts were arrested.

Another teenager from Springfield who was arrested remains unidentified as he is only 17-years-old. Bennington Police executed the search warrant with the cooperated efforts of the Vermont National Guard Counterdrug Program and the K-9 unit.

Paige Wilkins is charged with:

  • Possession and trafficking of heroin and cocaine
  • Conspiracy
  • Violation of conditions of release

Anthony Tejada-Cruz is charged with:

  • Possession and trafficking of heroin and cocaine
  • Conspiracy
  • Transporting to the state

The unidentified minor is charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine
  • Trafficking of heroin and cocaine
  • Conspiracy
  • Trafficking in the state

For the full story, visit WTEN's website here.

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