Man and woman from Bristol charged with using apartment for heroin distribution

BRISTOL — A man and woman have been charged with using their apartment at 51 Woodland Drive, in Bristol, as a place to store and distribute heroin.

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Justin Stone, age 24, and Corrin Laraway, age 22, both of Bristol, were charged on Monday, in a bizarre case that unfolded over the weekend.

The Vermont State Police were alerted to the residence of Stone and Laraway in the early morning hours Saturday, in response to a report of a disturbance coming from the residence.

Vermont State Police interacted with both Stone and Laraway at the residence, who reported that they were safe. A short while later, law enforcement received a 911 call indicating that a person, who had been staying at the residence of Stone and Laraway, had been injured.

The 911 caller provided the phone number of the injured individual, who was later located by Bristol Rescue and Lincoln Fire Department on the side of Notch Road, in Lincoln.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

In light of the 911 call connecting the injured man to Stone and Laraway’s residence, Vermont State Police returned to the residence but they were not there.

They were subsequently found at the Motel Six in Colchester where they were apprehended. A subsequent search of the motel room revealed several thousand dollars of U.S. currency as well as heroin.

Stone and Laraway were interviewed and both admitted that they had permitted a man to distribute heroin out of their Bristol apartment for the past month. They also admitted that they had transported and left the man on the side of Notch Road in Lincoln the previous night.

If convicted, Stone and Laraway each face a maximum possible penalty of up to twenty years in jail and a $500,000 fine.

The United States Attorney, Eric Miller, commended the work of the many law enforcement agencies involved in the efforts to apprehend Stone and Laraway.

“Today’s charges are the result of first-rate detective work by state, federal, and local agents,” Miller said.

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