-- A Vermont man is facing up to more than 50 years behind bars for drug trafficking and possession.
Last month, 46-year-old Damian Rosa, of White River Junction, pleaded not guilty to the two felony charges and a third charge of driving with a suspended license.
According to the affidavit, on June 13, Sgt. Eric Albright of the Vermont State Police performed a motor vehicle stop along I-91 in the town of Guilford.
After speaking with the driver, later identified as Rosa, and his passenger, Kerrie E. Zarr, 24, of New Hampshire, who owned the vehicle, Albright said both appeared nervous, their hands shaking.
Initially both Rosa and Zarr denied purchasing any drugs and had stated there were in Holyoke to do some shopping.
During a consented search of the vehicle however, Albright stated he found three bundles of heroin, each containing 50 uses, inside the roof of the vehicle along with two cell phones.
Albright stated 4.8 grams of heroin was seized from the car, a street value of approximately $3,750.
After speaking with a member of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force, Albright said he learned Rosa and Zarr were known dealers in the White River Junction area.
It’s unclear at this time when or if any charges will be brought against Zarr.
-- Police are looking for a Springfield teen after he failed to appear to answer felony burglary and misdemeanor unlawful mischief and petit larceny
Damian D. Dailey, 18, is facing up to 17 years in jail after he allegedly broke into Final Cut Video on June 17.
According to Bellows Falls Police Det. Sgt. Shane M. Harris, while on patrol at about 1 a.m., he saw a silhouette of someone inside the concession trailer in the parking lot of Final Cut Video.
After seeing one of windows broken, Harris called for back-up and approached the trailer where he found Dailey crouching beneath a counter.
Once inside, police found an opened bag of potato chips and a half-eaten ice cream sandwich valued at $2.39 as well as $500 of damages to the trailer’s window.
Harris stated he also found two blue keys in Dailey’s pocket that are used for the concession’s cash register. The keys had been reported stolen during an earlier robbery but it’s unclear if Dailey had any involvement.
-- Penny M. Dix, 44, of Whitingham, pleaded not guilty to felony possession of stolen property last month.
According to the affidavit, on April 19, Wilmington Police Chief Joseph Szarjko arrived at Dix’s home after a witness said he saw the stolen stone-carved birdbath he made in her front lawn.
When Szarjko and Det. Sgt. Mark J. Denault approached Dix’s home they also noticed a table and bench matching the description of other items stolen from the victim in August of 2010.
Initially Dix said she had bought the three items, valued at more than $2,100, for a total of $75 at a tag sale in Brattleboro.
The victim was called to the home and was able to correctly identify each piece. Szarjko told Dix he found it "odd" that the three pieces were stolen just six or seven miles from her home, then moved to Brattleboro where they were sold at far below their value.
Dix then stated she was at a party when she talked about how beautiful the birdbath was and the next morning it showed up at her home along with the mahogany colored table and bench.
If convicted, Dix could serve up to 10 years behind bars and have to pay up to a $5,000 fine.
-- A Brattleboro man pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor drug charges on Monday.
Scott P. Kennett, 47, is facing up to a year and a half for possession of heroin and marijuana.
According to the affidavit, police executed a search warrant at Kennett’s home along Valgar Street on May 28 and found 60 single-use doses weighing approximately 1.758 grams as well as 6.2 grams of marijuana, a digital scale with marijuana residue and $1,857 in cash.
Kennett was released on conditions after his arraignment Monday.