After a lengthy narcotics investigation spanning several months, detectives from the BurlingtonPolice Department and members of the BPD’s Emergency Response Unit executed residential search warrants in Burlington’s Ledgwood Circle neighborhood and on Farrell Street in South Burlington, the Burlington Police Department said January 18.
On the morning of Friday, January 14 investigators arrested Quenton Dodson, 33, of Detroit, MI, and Michoni Campbell, 23, of Burlington. The search warrant recovered more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, several ounces of fentanyl and cocaine, two firearms, more than $10,000 in US currency, and other illicit narcotics.
Mr. Dodson is facing several counts of felony drug sales, felony drug possession, and prohibited possession of a firearm. He was lodged for lack of bail at the Northwest State Regional Correctional Facility. Mr. Dodson has a lengthy and violent criminal history in Michigan, to include shooting three men during a narcotics transaction in Ypsilanti, MI, in 2012.
Ms. Campbell is facing several counts of felony drug possession. Ms. Campbell was lodged for lack of bail at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
“This is one of the largest seizures the BPD has seen in recent memory,” said acting Chief of Police Jon Murad. “Countywide, we’ve seen police incidents involving methamphetamine trend upwards for some time now. We can and do promote non-criminal approaches to personal-use drug possession, and we can and should provide services and medically assisted treatment to people who suffer from substance-use disorder.”
“But for felony-weight narcotics dealers who feed those disorders, we can and must investigate and arrest,” Murad said. “The drug detectives who have been working on this, and our terrific federal partners, did excellent work apprehending these alleged traffickers. Now we’re eager to parlay our casework into a strong prosecution.”
We can only hope that the Feds will completely take over the bail allowance and prosecution of this case, especially since it involves felons with guns, and can therefore warrant significant federal incarceration time. Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George would just find excuses to let the perps off, citing their “rough upbringing”.
Hey c’mon man, with all that taxpayer “free food and lodging, what else are meth heads expected to do with their time…Do meth of course…I’m just surprised the state legislator hasn’t thought to produce and distribute the drug “Free” of charge to the addicts yet….You know, for their own health and safety.
5 out of 5 stars to the Burlington PD. Someone remind Senator Baruth and Rep. LaLond of Chittenden county and Burlington that this guy didn’t get his firearms at a licensed dealer. There is no background check or waiting period for felons who get their guns illegally. While these two are busy trying to disarm citizens of Vermont, dangerous felons walk among us selling poison and hurting whoever gets in their way. Their laws mean nothing to criminals. They would rather disarm the law abiding public and finds ways to release these predators from jail. Vote these people out of office for your own safety. They can’t protect you or your family but every gun control law helps the criminals because it makes it easier to attack an unarm victim and that could be you!
Burlington is becoming a magnet for this kind of activity. Congratulations for the job well done by the Burlington Police Department. Let’s hope the Thin Blue Line does not get any thinner. Weak prosecutors will make situations like this more common and will endanger the community the State’s Attorney is sworn to protect.
Vermont “Field of Screams”. “Build it and they will come”.
Keep letting those indoctrinated, out of state, woke college kids vote and we’ll continue to see the same from the ridiculous city counslers and mayor
Those who claim that Vermont is lacking in diversity need to spend more time looking at the crime news.