Five arrested in Lamoille County heroin bust

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A bail hearing is scheduled Tuesday for five Lamoille County residents indicted on charges of heroin distribution, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Burlington. Officials said four of the five – Judy Champagne, Lawrence Martin, Kim Rafferty and Robert Thomas – were arrested Monday. The fifth suspect is Diane Plante, who is already in custody. All five are from Morrisville.

Officials said police seized 90 bags of heroin, some cash and drug paraphernalia Monday during a search of the Champagne residence on Cole Hill Road in Morrisville. Officials also said the arrests culminated an eight-month investigation of alleged heroin trafficking in Lamoille County.

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