Troopers say a heroin bust in Burlington may be one of the largest in Vermont history.
Police say $126,000 of heroin was taken off Burlington's streets Friday morning. The bust was part of a monthlong investigation by the Vermont Drug Task Force. They used a confidential informant to bring down two alleged New York drug traffickers.
Marcus Davis, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Eddie Eason, 25, of Medford, N.Y., were arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin. Authorities say the two men were operating as part of a large heroin distribution ring, bringing drugs weekly from New York City to Vermont. They were taken into custody Friday morning at a home on Flynn Avenue in Burlington. City and state police and federal agents seized 9,000 bags of heroin and $5,000 cash. The home is just down the street from Champlain Elementary School.
Davis told police he bought the drugs in New York City for $30,000 and hired Eason to "watch his back" here in Vermont.
According to court papers, the feds filed a motion to hold Davis and Eason without bail. They will be back in court Tuesday and Wednesday for detention hearings.
Police say their investigation is not over and more people could be arrested in connection with the alleged drug ring.