Barre married couple busted for drug, gun crimes

David Tom, 37, and Tiffany Fisk, 32, who are married and both of Barre, were arrested March 7, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported March 8.  A federal grand jury had previously charged Tom with unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.  The same grand jury returned an indictment alleging Fisk had distributed controlled substances on multiple occasions.  The US Attorney’s office has requested that both Tom and Fisk remain detained pending trial.

According to court records, Tom and Fisk were both in a vehicle that was stopped by Vermont State Police on January 28, 2022, in Barre.  The stop occurred because of a suspected invalid registration and an inoperable taillight.  At the time of the stop, both Fisk and Tom appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant.  A K9 alerted on the vehicle, and officers observed drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  During a subsequent search, a small backpack was located in the rear of the vehicle near where Tom had been seated.  A Hi Point .380 ACP semi-automatic handgun was inside the backpack.  Also, drug paraphernalia for smoking cocaine base was in the same backpack.  At the time of the traffic stop, Tom was subject to conditions of release in multiple pending State of Vermont criminal matters and was subject to a 24-hour curfew.

The grand jury’s indictment in Fisk’s case alleges she distributed fentanyl on two occasions in October of 2021 and distributed cocaine base on January 25, 2022.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an indictment contains allegations only and that Fisk and Tom remain presumed innocent until and unless convicted of a crime.  Tom faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment.  Fisk faces a maximum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment.

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