Bennington man arrested for selling cocaine while on furlough

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BENNINGTON — The Vermont Drug Task Force and Bennington Police Department arrested a Bennington man on Monday, March 4, on two counts of selling cocaine.

Brandon Rowe, 27, was taken into custody following a one-month joint investigation by the Vermont Drug Task Force and Bennington Police Department into his alleged distribution of cocaine in the town.

The Bennington County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the investigation, which involved a confidential informant purchasing cocaine base from Rowe.

At the time of his arrest, Rowe was on Community Supervision Furlough stemming from previous convictions for violating an abuse prevention order, forgery, obstruction of justice, unlawful trespass into a residence, assault and robbery, and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

After being processed at the Bennington Police Department, Rowe was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on a furlough violation.

He is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court – Bennington Criminal Division on Monday, March 25 at 8:15 a.m. to answer to the charges.

The Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.

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