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8 arrested after search warrant finds guns, drugs in Bennington home

BENNINGTON, Vt. (NEWS10) — Eight people have been arrested after a search warrant was executed at a Bennington apartment. The Manchester Police Department said the warrant was regarding an overdose death in Manchester.

Inside the Beech Street apartment, police said they found three handguns, 59 grams of crack cocaine, 265 baggies of suspected heroin/fentanyl, and $6,590. The warrant was executed by the Manchester Police Department, Bennington Police Department, Rutland City Police Department, Bennington County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • drugs, guns, money found during search warrant
  • drugs, guns, money found during search warrant

Arrested

  • John Farquharson, 57 of Bennington
  • Joshua Acosta, 20, of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Angeliz Matos, 20, of Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Christopher Arroyo-Cruz, 18, of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Brittany Pecor, 22, of Bennington
  • Tafana Sousis, 28, of Bennington
  • Heather Farley, 40, of Bennington
  • A juvenile of Holyoke, Massachusetts

All were taken into custody at the apartment. Throughout the investigation, police found that Arroyo-Cruz, Acosta and the juvenile were accused of aggravated assault. All three were 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 Sousis were all released on a citation. If you have any information regarding this event, you can contact the Manchester Police Department.


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