Two men were arrested recently in connection with the July 22 theft of catalytic converters in Readsboro.
On July 22, state troopers were advised of a reported theft. Nathan Matys, of Readsboro said advised he arrived at his repair shop and observed a male running away from one of his vehicles on the lot carrying something in his arms.
It was later discovered that the catalytic converters were cut from a Cadillac Escalade (the converters were found behind the building adjacent to the repair shop). A hand print was located on the vehicle which was swabbed for DNA. The swab was analyzed and DNA belonging to Jesse J. Laflam of Rockingham was located on the vehicle.
Investigation revealed that Jesse and Brett Lawton, of Chester were dropped off at the location, cut the catalytic converters from the Cadillac Escalade, and were later picked up from the scene after Nathan located them on the property. During the investigation, Brett provided false information to Law Enforcement.
The two men were issued criminal citations to appear in Vermont Superior Court.
Massachusetts man found dead in Swanton – the man found in a First Street, Swanton home after dying in ‘suspicious’ circumstances was in his early 20’s from Massachusetts, state police say. Police are not releasing the name pending notification of next of kin. No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.
Hartford, CT drug dealer sentenced – a Connecticut man caught selling an undercover agent drugs in Northfield was sentenced on Monday.
Tirrell Adams, 36, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced in United States District Court to serve 37 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and fentanyl.
Adams was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment.
According to court records and proceedings, Adams agreed to meet with an undercover special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives so he could sell to the undercover special agent cocaine base and fentanyl for $5,500.
On May 10, 2021, when Adams showed up at the meet location in Northfield, Vermont, he was taken into custody.
Law enforcement searched Adams and discovered what was later determined to be 90.9 grams of cocaine base and 16.6 grams of fentanyl.