BENNINGTON -- On Thursday, June 26 at approximately 10 p.m., Officer Murawski of the Bennington Police conducted a traffic stop southbound on Vt. Route 7, near exit 2. During the stop, Murawski searched the vehicle and seized two grams of crack cocaine, illegal prescription drugs and $1,582 cash. Two Bennington women were in the vehicle. The car’s operator, 49-year-old Susan Bortell, was arrested on possession charges. She is cited to appear in Bennington District Court on July 21. The passenger, 45-year-old Lisa Harding, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was transported to Rutland Regional Jail.

~Tom Momberg