Four Newport residents face drug-related charges

NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) Four Newport residents face drug-related charges.

Courtesy: Christopher Roy/The Newport Daily Express

Witnesses say there was a large police response in downtown Newport Thursday afternoon. Authorities say they responded to a home on Colodny Terrace after receiving a report of a woman who appeared to have overdosed. Witnesses told police they saw two men dragging her out of a home and put her into a car.

Police say after questioning the woman and searching around the car with a K-9, the suspects were arrested after a scuffle with officers.

Police say they found heroin on the suspects, as well as the overdose reversal drug Narcan, which had allegedly been given to the woman. Police say a search of the home also turned up other "illicit" items.

Jacob McDonald, 33, Rebecca Sweeney, 32, Juliana Graves, 47, and Jeremy Bathalon, 28, all of Newport, face various drug-related charges.