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.