Bennington police announce drug bust

Tuesday July 3, 2012

BENNINGTON -- Police reported the arrest of multiple local residents on charges related to the sale of drugs following a sweep Monday in Bennington.

Officer Andy Hunt and other Bennington police officers made the arrests stemming from multiple investigations into the sale and distribution of regulated drugs in the area, according to police Lt. Lloyd Dean in a written release. Dean said some cases were ongoing but that the four individuals arrested represented completed cases that were awaiting prosecution by the Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office.

All Bennington residents, police reported the arrest Monday of 41-year-old Lloyd Wright on three counts of sale of narcotics, sale of stimulants, and two counts of conspiracy. Tammy Wright, 40, was arrested and charged with one count each of sale of stimulants, sale of narcotics, and conspiracy.

Shelley Lantz, 53, was charged with three counts of sale of narcotics. Thirty-year-old Bobby Pratt was charged with sale of narcotics and conspiracy.

Lloyd Wright was remanded to Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, July 3. Tammy Wright, Lantz, and Pratt were released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in court later this month.

-- Zeke Wright


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