Police: Bennington bust yields $300K in illegal drugs

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 7:34 AM EDT
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BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police say a drug bust in Bennington Monday night turned up $300,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine.

It happened at an apartment on Union Street. Police say they were called after reports of suspicious activity.

After getting a search warrant, police say they found 27,735 bags of suspected heroin, 1,470 grams of suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and more than $8,000 in cash.

Authorities say the location has been under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations for suspected narcotics distribution.

Three people now face charges in connection with the bust. Police identified them as Frederick Grant, 44, of Bennington; Laci Mayer, 33, of Bennington; and Heather Farley, 39, of Bennington. Grant and Mayer face charges including drug trafficking, possession and conspiracy. Farley is charged with possession.

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