South Royalton woman charged with obstruction, drug possession

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SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont State Police arrested a local woman on multiple charges, including obstruction of justice and possession of cocaine, following a fatal overdose incident on New Year’s Day.

Troopers from the Royalton Barracks responded to a report of a drug overdose in South Royalton on Jan. 1.

During the investigation, authorities discovered that 36-year-old Karen Kill had allegedly removed the deceased’s personal effects before police arrived and provided false information to investigators.

Kill, a resident of South Royalton, is facing charges of obstruction of justice, giving false information to police, and possession of cocaine.

She has been cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division on May 21 at 8 a.m. to respond to the allegations.

The case brings to light the ongoing issues related to drug use and the importance of truthful cooperation with law enforcement during investigations.

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