Convicted heroin dealer shot in Springfield

A convicted heroin dealer was shot in the hand in one of two reported shootings in Springfield in the last three days.

The first shooting was reported at about 1:16 a.m. Saturday, May 21 when the emergency department of the Springfield hospital told Vermont State Police that Patrick Mullinnex, 38, of Springfield had arrived by private vehicle at the Emergency Department with a gunshot wound to his right hand. He was treated and discharged from the hospital at about 3 AM. 

In 2016, Mullinnex, then of Newport, was sentenced to 4.5 – 8 years after being found with a large amount of heroin, according to the Newport Dispatch. He bragged about being the city’s biggest heroun dealer. Police say broke an officer’s finger during his arrest.

The circumstances surrounding this incident, including where it occurred, are under active investigation but is believed to have occurred in Springfield. It is believed to be an isolated incident. At this time no one is in custody.

The second incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Monday, May 23 when state police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 11 Union Street. Responding troopers secured the area and conducted interviews. At this time there are no known victims. 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600. Tips also can be submitted anonymously online at  https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

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  1. So, NO ONE at the hospital called the POLICE about treating a gunshot wound??

    Are we hearing this right??…The same guy who bragged about being the NUMBER ! heroin dealer in Newport??

    Has this state gone bonkers?

    • Unfortunately in this incident he is the victim. The town is gone bonkers

  2. It’s wonderful to see how liberal policies can so positively impact our state. THANKS, George Soros & our 2/3% out-of-state democRAT “progressives” of the legislature!

  3. I’m sure Dick McCormick is as proud as can be of how Windsor County is turning into a destination spot for drug dealers and addicts. Good job! Chittenden County has stiff competition rearing up from our Southern counties. The 1-91 corridor is gearing up just in time for summer. Bennington County is holding down the Southwest corner nicely – Dick Sears has that under complete control. Washington County is still in a comatose hypnotic state of C19 and wokeness, but will catch up soon.

  4. I guess the Dem/ Prog, woke cult devoted to all this diversity and inclusion hasn’t figured out that such plans often bring the wrong diverse crowd. Not only that, the policies coming from Mount Stupid over the last 30 years have driven good jobs out of these communities. As I remember, Springfield was home to machine shops with decent paying jobs that were driven out of the state. These jobs have been replaced with hopelessness and despair leading to drug and alcohol abuse which led to the importation of down state crime and drug dealers to support the new devastated communities like Springfield. Ride through any small Vermont town and see the young people living text to text on their dumb phones, young girls pushing babies with the welfare dad close behind at mid-day. No where to work, nothing to do. This is why we are seeing this crime. These visitors are all armed with illegal guns while Mount Stupid continues their quest to disarm the people who are not the problem. The media has censored and dumbed down the average voter and trust funders and wealthy retirees flock to Vermont to escaped whatever hell hole they helped create only to come here and demand what they escaped from. I blame the voters, it is those who support this who have created it.