RUTLAND CITY — A 37-year-old man from Fair Haven was arrested in Rutland City today.
Police say they arrested Nicholas O. Ranglin for two counts of sale of cocaine.
The arrest arose from an investigation conducted by the Vermont Drug Task Force that began in October 2022.
he investigation involved the use of confidential informants and the coordination of controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Ranglin.
At the time of his arrest, Ranglin was on parole which stemmed from a May 2020 arrest in Fort Ann, New York when he was found in possession of over 100 grams of crack cocaine while traveling back to Vermont.
At the time of his arrest in New York, Ranglin was on probation in Vermont after he was convicted of two felony sale of cocaine charges on August 14, 2019 and was sentenced to 17-18 months imprisonment.
He was released early from Vermont custody and placed on probation just prior to his May 2020 arrest in New York.
On April 1, 2021, Ranglin was convicted in New York of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree narcotic drug with the intent to sell.
On September 8, 2022, Ranglin was released from New York custody and placed on parole which was transferred from New York to Vermont.
Approximately one month later in October of 2022, the Vermont Drug Task Force initiated its investigation into Ranglin’s drug distribution activity.
Ranglin also has a 2015 conviction for felony sale of cocaine in Vermont, as well as conspiracy and cocaine possession convictions from the same incident.
He appeared in court today and was released on conditions.