Hartford, Vt. officers found and seized 1,711 bags of heroin, as well as several hypodermic needles on June 23, 2016.
Assisted by probation and parole officers, they searched two rooms at the Pleasant View Motel in White River Junction, Vermont. The search was a part of a continuing drug trafficking investigation.
Officers took 31-year-old Marc Lapointe into custody for numerous charges, including Heroin Trafficking, Resisting Arrest and being a Fugitive from Justice out of New Hampshire. Lapointe was arraigned on June 24 in Windsor Superior Court. He was placed at the Southern State Correctional Facility with bail set at $75,000.
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The Department of Corrections took 51-year-old Rodney Gosselin into custody for violating his furlough. He is also at the Southern State Correctional Facility and is due to appear in Windsor Superior Court for charges including Heroin Trafficking.
Lapointe's 6-year-old son was found in Lapointe's room and has been placed into a relative's care, pending a review by the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.