MANCHESTER — Police in Vermont stopped a driver who was reported to be driving dangerously, and discovered a significant quantity of suspected illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
On Saturday, April 15, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Manchester Police Department officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black 2012 Nissan Rogue with Pennsylvania registration LRF1810.
The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported for dangerous driving, including driving in the grass and oncoming lanes of the roadway, since it was spotted in Pittsford, Vermont, at 3:39 pm.
During the stop, officers administered Field Sobriety Exercises to the driver, identified as Kareem Shaheed Robinson, 46 years old out of the Rutland/Brandon area.
Robinson showed signs of being under the influence of illegal intoxicants.
Robinson was transported to the Manchester Police Department, where he went in and out of consciousness.
Officers quickly coordinated with Bennington Rescue to ensure Robinson received adequate medical care and was transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
Upon obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, with the assistance of K9 Moose, officers discovered a significant quantity of suspected illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The items included 1.6 grams of white powder believed to be cocaine, 62 grams of white crystal substance suspected to be crack cocaine, and 3.5 grams of crack cocaine separated into small baggies for single use.
Officers also found a clear pill bottle with a crystal substance believed to be crack cocaine, several unidentified white pills, and eight clear green pills.
In addition, officers found a charged needle with clear brown liquid believed to be heroin, multiple scales, and a notebook containing drug sale information.
An arrest warrant was applied for with the charges of grossly negligent operation, driving under the influence of drugs, and crack cocaine intent to sell.