Two arrested with possession of narcotics

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BENNINGTON —Two Bennington residents are expected in court after being charged with the sale of narcotics at two separate times.

A prolonged investigation by the Vermont State Police has resulted in the execution of two search warrants; one on June 24 and the other on July 15.

Nicole Bishop, 24, was arrested on Route 9 in Woodford last month. Her charges consisted of the sale of narcotic drugs, conspiracy to distribute narcotic drugs and reckless endangerment of a child for selling drugs in the presence of a child, according to a release from Shaftsbury Trooper Luke Hall.

The second search involved state troopers, the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force and the Bennington Police Department into a residence on Jefferson Avenue. On Friday, police seized narcotic pills, three firearms and $1,437 from 23-year-old Andrew Struthers. He was arrested and charged with the sale of narcotic drugs, conspiracy to distribute narcotic drugs, possession of narcotics and a firearm in the commission of a crime.

He is scheduled to appear in court on July 18. Bishop's hearing is to be announced for early August.

—Makayla-Courtney McGeeney can be reached at (802)-447-7567, ext. 118.


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