Bennington drug bust turns up thousands of dollars in drugs

A big drug bust in Bennington has two Massachusetts men arrested and another is on the run.
Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 11:53 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2022 at 6:29 AM EST
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BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Two Massachusetts men face drug charges and a third man is on the run following a big drug bust in Bennington Tuesday.

Bennington Police responded around 3 a.m. to South Street for a report of three unwanted men at the property. Police arrested Christopher Collins, 30, of East Hampton, Massachusetts, and Andrew Diaz, 29, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, on drug charges. Another man reportedly jumped out a second-story bathroom window.

Police say they seized 5,100 bags of fentanyl, various amounts of crack cocaine and $1,420. Police say the street value of the drugs is approximately $80,000.

Both Collins and Diaz are currently being held for lack of bail and are set to appear in court.

Drug bust in Bennington
Drug bust in Bennington(Courtesy: Bennington Police Department)

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