2 NY residents charged with heroin distribution in Vermont
Mar. 21, 2017
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two New York City residents are facing federal drug dealing charges after authorities say they drove a rental car to a Vermont business to distribute heroin.
Authorities say Shawn Alonso and Tamara Moody drove from LaGuardia Airport to Chittenden County, Vermont.
Authorities stopped the vehicle on Saturday. They say a large package of powder that fell out of Alonso's pants field-tested positive for heroin.
Attorneys for Alonso and Moody couldn't immediately be reached.
WCAX-TV reports an estimated $375,000 to $500,000 of heroin was seized.
Authorities say Alonso and Moody were supplying heroin to Darrick Holmes, the owner of a Colchester painting company.
Holmes was also arrested. Democratic state Sen. Dick Mazza says he was Holmes' landlord, but wasn't aware of any suspicious activity.
Holmes' attorney Mark Kaplan declined comment.