Two arrested in Brattleboro for cocaine, fentanyl distribution

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BRATTLEBORO — Two New York residents were arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and fentanyl following a series of police searches in Brattleboro, authorities said Thursday.

Pablo Rodriguez, 63, and Lynn Ferguson, 38, were taken into custody after officers executed a search warrant on Rodriguez’s vehicle, which had been seized from a traffic stop at the Quality Inn on Putney Road on June 5.

According to the Brattleboro Police Department, the search resulted in the discovery of 500 bags of suspected fentanyl and 26.72 grams of suspected crack cocaine in the vehicle.

Later that day, officers conducted a search at the Quality Inn where Rodriguez and Ferguson were staying.

An additional 960 bags of suspected fentanyl and 24.6 grams of suspected crack cocaine were found in their hotel room.

Rodriguez was also found with a small amount of suspected fentanyl and $2,667 in cash on his person.

Altogether, Rodriguez was found in possession of 1,460 bags of suspected fentanyl and 51.32 grams of crack cocaine.

Ferguson was arrested for the drugs found inside the room.

Rodriguez’s bail was set at $100,000, while Ferguson’s bail was set at $50,000.

Both are scheduled for arraignment at Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on June 6.

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