2017-05-18 / Front Page

Major Area Drug Bust Grabs Three

Michael Krasin, 19Michael Krasin, 19Victor Guzman Hernandez, 30Victor Guzman Hernandez, 30Augustin MendozaAugustin MendozaMembers of the Vermont Drug Task Force were monitoring suspected drug activity at the Econo Lodge located on Northfield Street in Montpelier last week.

While watching the business, Detectives observed an assault that was taking place in the
parking lot of the Motel. Detectives observed a male subject that was being assaulted
by three subjects that quickly fled the area in a vehicle after the assault.

Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barrack and members of the Vermont Drug Task
Force were able to stop the vehicle on Route 64 in Williamstown and take the three occupants into custody due to the assault that was witnessed in Montpelier.

Further investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle had a hotel room rented at the Hilltop Motel located on Airport Road in Berlin. Detectives believed that the
occupants were also engaging in illegal drug trafficking.

A search warrant for the hotel room at the Hilltop Motel was granted and later executed.
During the execution of the search warrant, approximately 650 bags of heroin, 28 grams of
crack cocaine, 44 grams of cocaine and prescription medication were located.
Also located in the hotel room was a large amount of US currency which was also seized by
Troopers. All three subjects were lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correction Center and
will appear in Washington Superior Court to face the above charges.

Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Robbery, Heroin Trafficking, Possession of cocaine and
Possession of Stolen Property were: Michael Krasin, 19 of Springfield, MA. Victor Guzman-
Hernandez, 30 of Indian Orchard, MA and Augustin Mendoza, 25 of Springfield, MA.

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