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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Barre man arrested on drug, stolen gun charges

BARRE — A 51-year-old man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Barre on Friday.

Police say they initiated a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation on South Main Street at around 11:00 a.m.

During the stop, troopers developed probable cause that the driver, identified as Christopher Lancaster, was in possession of illicit drugs.

Police say Lancaster then attempted to throw a crack pipe and bag of cocaine under a trooper’s vehicle.

Lancaster was taken into custody, and a search yielded methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and prescription pills.

On Friday, a search warrant was executed at his home which yielded a stolen handgun and an additional quantity of crack cocaine.

He was issued a citation to appear in court for the charges of possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a depressant, stimulant, or narcotic, and receiving stolen property on April 28 and released.

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