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Two Arrested in WRJ for Possession of 1700 Bags of Heroin

Two men were arrested in White River Junction for possession of heroin. Police say that last week, Hartford, Vermont police officers searched two rooms at the Pleasant View Motel on Woodstock Road as part of an investigation into drug trafficking. From both of the rooms combined, officers seized 1,711 bags of heroin and some hypodermic needles.

In the drug bust, police arrested 31-year old Marc Lapointe of White River Junction, who was charged with Heroin Trafficking and being a Fugitive from Justice out of New Hampshire, as well as other charges. His six year old son, who was in the room with him, was placed under care of a relative while Vermont’s DCF looks into the matter.

Additionally, 51-year old Rodney Gosselin of WRJ was arrested for violating furlough and other heroin-related charges that Lapointe faces as well.

Both men were brought to the Southern State Correctional Facility, with Lapointe being held on $75,000 bail.

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