An alleged coke dealer crossed the Winooski River in Montpelier to try to shake state troopers in pursuit – and failed.
Friday night at 10:35 pm, a pair of state troopers saw Michael Truman, wanted on warrant for cocaine trafficking, walking on Granite St. in Montpelier, police say.
After troopers approached Truman and another person, Truman fled on foot. Troopers pursued Truman on foot up the edge of the Winooski River and across the river toward Berlin St. before catching him and taking him into custody.
Cocaine was found on Truman’s person.
Truman was transported to the Middlesex Barracks for processing. Truman was also issued a citation for attempting to elude and possession of cocaine.
After processing he was brought to the Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division for arraignment for his warrant. The Court subsequently released Truman with conditions of release.