Earlier in the afternoon of Thursday, July 14, law enforcement Officers converged on two different locations and executed simultaneous search warrants within the Town of Bennington.

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The joint operation involving Bennington Police Department, Manchester Police Department, Bennington County Sheriff’s

Department, Rutland City Police Department, Vermont State Police Narcotics Investigations Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office, took place at 111 McCall Street and 202 Beech Street, Apt 6 in the Town of Bennington, VT.

Law enforcement Officers took several people into custody at both locations. Officers encountered individuals who were attempting to destroy evidence and hide firearms. During the searches, police located multiple loaded firearms, suspected fentanyl, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine and over $8,000.00 in United States currency.

The evidence is still being processed and Officers will continue to investigate the suspected crimes related to this matter.

Officers are working with members of the Bennington County States Attorney’s Office as police deal with several out of state juveniles.