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Thursday, December 1, 2022

8 arrested in Bennington drug raid

BENNINGTON — Eight people were arrested in Bennington on Thursday.

Police say they executed a search warrant at an apartment on Beech Street following an overdose death at around 12:00 p.m.

The apartment was occupied by John Farquharson, 57, of Bennington, Joshua Acosta, 20, of Springfield, MA, Angeliz Matos, 20 of Holyoke, MA, Christopher Arroyo-Cruz-18 of Springfield, MA, Brittany Pecor-22 of Bennington, VT, Tafana Sousis, 28, of Bennington, Heather Farley, 40, of Bennington, and a juvenile of Holyoke, MA.

Police say all were taken into custody.

Police located 3 handguns, 1 having no serial number, 59 grams of crack cocaine, 265 baggies of suspected heroin/fentanyl, $6,590 in US currency.

Throughout the investigation, police also allege that Arroyo-Cruz, Acosta, and the juvenile were accused of aggravated assault.

Arroyo-Cruz, Acosta, and the juvenile were all held without bail at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

Matos was held on $100,000 bail at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

Pecor was held on $5,000 bail at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

Farquharson, Farley, and Souris were all released on a citation.

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