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Police take part in Orange County drug raids

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 8:04 AM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 1:26 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Multiple police agencies conducted drug raids at two Orange County homes early Friday.

It happened at homes on Route 110 and Donna Lane in the town of Washington. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, federal agents seized approximately 570 bags of fentanyl, more than 30 grams of cocaine base, and more than a dozen guns. Nicole Leclair, 34, and Christopher Emmons, 51, both of Washington, were arrested. LeClair was charged with the distribution of drugs at her home. Emmons was charged with knowingly allowing his home to be used for drug activity.

Authorities say the raids followed several months of investigation, including controlled drug buys by agents and informants.

Authorities also identified Justin Llano, aka “TJ,” and Glendon Parrish-Cambell, aka “B,” as drug traffickers distributing drugs from Emmons’ home. Federal arrest warrants have been issued for both men.

Nearby neighbors said the drug operation was frightening. “I hate to see it go like this. It’s terrible and I don’t condone it and I’m not going to put up with it, especially in my neighborhood,” said Thomas Widmer of Washington.

Emmons and Leclair are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on Monday afternoon.

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