Three arrested in St. Johnsbury for cocaine possession, DUI

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ST. JOHNSBURY — In a coordinated law enforcement effort, Vermont State Police apprehended three individuals on various drug and warrant charges after a traffic stop on US-5 near Mountain View Drive on Nov. 9.

At about 7:14 p.m., troopers from the St. Johnsbury Barracks were patrolling when they noticed a vehicle committing traffic violations.

They stopped the car and quickly identified two backseat passengers, Michelle Deaette, 31, and Antonio Hammond, 39, both from St. Johnsbury, who were wanted on in-state warrants.

Matthew Demers, 46, of Lyndon, was operating the vehicle and displayed signs of impairment.

Troopers investigating the scene observed Deaette and Hammond attempting to conceal cocaine.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered additional amounts of the drug.

Deaette and Hammond were taken into custody for cocaine possession and their respective warrants.

Demers underwent Standard Field Sobriety Tests, which indicated he was driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The suspects were processed following the arrests.

Deaette and Hammond were detained at Northeast Correctional Complex with bail set at $200 each.

Demers was processed and released to a sober adult, with a court appearance scheduled at Caledonia County Superior Court on March 4 at 8:30 a.m.

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