Police have arrested a fifth individual in what was called “Operation Quicksand”, in an effort to crack down on drug use in Windsor, Vermont. Authorities say that 27-year old Michael Place was arrested in Springfield, Massachusetts for Distribution of Heroin. Late last month, on April 28th, Windsor Police arrested 50-year old James Morse for heroin, 42-year old Steven Gross for heroin, 37-year old David Moodie for cocaine, and 31-year old Stephanie Hewitt for heroin.
After those arrests, police immediately sought Place, who was identified as a fifth suspect in the investigation of heroin and cocaine distribution in Windsor. Police say that Place’s arrest in Massachusetts stands to represent how the long arm of the law will apprehend those that attempt to flee in an attempt to avoid the consequences for their actions.
“Operation Quicksand” was the latest effort into combating the plague of drug violence and opiate addiction in New England and police say that these arrests are just the beginning of their ongoing efforts.
The Windsor Police Department has partnered with other local departments as well state police in both twin states, Massachusetts, and the State Attorney David Cahill’s Office.