RICHFORD — The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two men were arrested on Tuesday on gun and drug charges.
Larry Garrow, 26, of Richford, was arrested and charged with stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hardwick.
Albert Torres-Morales, 29, of Richford, was arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine on January 2, 2014, and possessing with the intent to distribute heroin on April 22, 2014. Both were in federal court on April 23, 2014.
According to court documents, on or about April, 19, 2014, the Rite Way Sports Shop in Hardwick, was burglarized and 32 firearms were stolen. Garrow is accused of taking part in the robbery, while being assisted by a female.
Information later revealed that Garrow kept some of the guns and gave the remaining guns to Torres-Morales, in exchange for drugs and money.
On April 23, one of Garrow’s family members turned in eleven of the stolen guns to the police. The remaining guns have not been located.
The U.S. Attorney emphasized that the charges against Garrow and Morales are only accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vermont State Police, the Hardwick Police, the FBI, and the U.S. Border Patrol.