Drugs and Crime

Springfield, MA men busted in Barre on fentanyl trafficking charges

Cash, drugs, and phones seized in May 19 Barre City drug raid.

Two Springfield, MA men were arrested on drug trafficking charges following a May 19 raid on a Barre City home.

At about 8 pm, after a lengthy investigation, officers with the Barre City Police Department, with assistance from officers with the Barre Town Police Department, executed a search warrant along the 100 block of N. Seminary Street, city police said. 

Officers seized about 54.7 grams of crack cocaine, 414 bindles of fentanyl, 2.4 grams of bulk fentanyl, 24.52 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, and many regulated prescription drugs. A vehicle was also seized. 

Josue Cordero, 32, and Carlos Inostroza, 30, both of Springfield, MA were taken into custody and lodged in lieu of $25,000 bail each. Both are scheduled to appear in Washington Superior Court on May 22, 2023 to face charges of possession and trafficking of fentanyl, possession and sale of cocaine, possession of hallucinogens, possession of regulated drugs, and dispensing drugs in a dwelling.

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7 replies »

  1. Let’s hope they don’t get a plea deal and are out in a few months.

  2. Josue Cordero and Carlos Inostroza, two good old time yankee names.

  3. Aw the good ole days when judges like Isaac Charles Parker, and Roy Bean sat on the benches !

  4. More evidence of the payback of Vermont’s tourism marketing dollars and/or our programs for promoting BIPOC small businesses. And to give credit where credit is due, this kind of success just would not be possible without the cooperation of Vermont’s State’s Attorney offices, and their “revolving door of justice” policies. Nice jobs, everyone!

  5. The scourge of drug trafficking in Barre City has gone on for decades. The situation only worsens and now it is out of control. One would think officials would get a handle on it after 30+ years. It leads me to surmise the officials, State and local, are profiting from it. They only offer endless platitudes and raise taxes and fees every year. Also, the number of banks and credit unions in the immediate area always made me suspicious. Particulary, there is barely any commercial business left to justify so many financial institutions. Long ago, a person told me when the county courthouse and State of Vermont took over a number of buildings in the city, the city went to Hell. Considering the continual decline in quality of life in Barre City, I agree with that assessment.

  6. Very easy to stop as only a few roads North into Vermont to control and these trafficers do not look like natives, but more like the gang bangers, they are,profile them,stop them, as soon as they cross the state line, and make their lives holy hell, to the point they will seek greener pastures, other than the Green Mountain state, and political correctness be damned!

    It is war for the future of the security of the citizens of the state of Vermont, and as we all know,war is hell, but sometimes we have to do it, thus has the liberals brought to the state of Vermont. Vote them out,change the laws, and get rid of the judges, the liberals appointed…then and only then do we have a chance to live free, like our neighbors next door.

    • Do you realize that you are asking police to use their intuitive powers of observation and common sense as opposed to looking the other way? That will not stand! In Vermont, we celebrate diversity above all else. As the opioid death toll in Vermont approaches 250/year, then so be it. We must honor our priorities.