Colchester man indicted for federal drug offense

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COLCHESTER — A Grand Jury recently returned an indictment charging Dominique Troupe, also known as “Wop” and “Juice”, 35, of Colchester, with one count of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to court filings, Troupe was arrested Wednesday evening as he got off the ferry in Grand Isle, after traveling to New York to obtain crack cocaine for distribution in Vermont.

He was arrested with more than 200 grams of cocaine base in the trunk of his vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Troupe was subject to conditions imposed last month by Chittenden Superior Court Criminal Division in connection with a pending prosecution in that court for Aggravated Assault and Burglary.

The state-court-imposed conditions required Troupe to stay at his Colchester residence, subject to certain exceptions.

The United States has moved for Troupe to be detained during the pendency of his prosecution.

He will be arraigned on the indictment and the court is expected to take up the question of pre- trial detention.

Troupe faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted.

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