SAPD TOUTS BIG DRUG BUST ON THURSDAY

The St. Albans Police K-9, Ringo, poses with cash and drugs police say they seized from a High Street home on Thursday during a drug raid. Courtesy photo

ST. ALBANS: The St. Albans Police Department is touting a big drug bust Thursday evening, located at a home on High Street in the City.

According to Police Chief Gary Taylor, law enforcement officers from Milton, St. Albans City, and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department conducted the raid on 53 High Street.

Assisted by a K-9, police say they recovered 128 grams of crack cocaine, and about 640 bags of heroin during the execution of the search warrant.

Taylor did not say how much money was also seized during the raid, but they did arrest two men for their involvement in the drug dealing, according to Taylor.

Austrain Peguese 28, of Springfield, Massachusetts, left, and Timothy Dudley Jr. 26, of St. Albans, right in their mug shots provided by Saint Albans Police Department.

Timothy Dudley Jr. 26, of St. Albans was charged with Cocaine Sales, while his acquaintance, Austrain Peguese 28, of Springfield, Massachusetts was charged with Cocaine Trafficking and Heroin Trafficking. Taylor said that there will likely be more charges filed in connection to the drug raid in the coming weeks.

Dudley was lodged at the Northwest Correctional Center for lack of $10,000.00 bail and is expected in Franklin County Superior Court later today.

Peguese was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $50,000.00 bail and is due in Franklin County Superior Court on Monday.

This is not the first time Dudley has found himself in trouble with the law, he served four months in prison in 2014, and served time with Probation and Parole from 2012 into 2016 for charges including petit larceny, careless and negligent operation, and attempting to elude.

It is not clear what, if any, criminal history Peguese has.

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