Police arrest 6, seize stolen guns in St. Johnsbury drug raid

Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 6:24 AM EST
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say they found stolen guns, drugs, and thousands in cash during a drug raid at a St. Johnsbury home Thursday.

Authorities raided a home on Portland Street and found fentanyl and crack cocaine along with 11 firearms. Six people face charges ranging from trafficking to attempted murder.

-Tyge Searl, 36, charged with trafficking fentanyl

-Heather Powers, 32, charged with trafficking fentanyl

-Paul Downer, 25, charged with trafficking fentanyl, aggravated assault with a weapon, and attempted murder

-Ariya Sweeney, 19, charged with impeding a police officer and resisting arrest

-Sherod Hackett, 22, charged with trafficking fentanyl

-Jonathan Headley, 24, charged with trafficking fentanyl

St. Johnsbury Police say they worked with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, Northern Vermont Drug Task Force, and the FBI on the bust.

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