Lieutenant Mark Bickford and Officer Jasmine Hendry were dispatched to 85 U.S. Rte. 2 W at Maplefields for a report that two individuals were slumped over in a car. The driver was later identified by Vermont Driver ID as Dana Patten.
Dispatch advised that Patten was Criminal DLS. Patten was asked to step out of the vehicle. Upon search incident to arrest Patten stated, “You’re going to find some stuff in this pocket.” I asked if it was going to be the right front pocket and Patten stated, “Yeah.” I asked Patten if it was paraphernalia or drugs. He stated, “Drugs.” When searching Patten’s right front pocket Officer Hendry pulled out five bundles of white wax bags held together by a rubber band. In Patten’s left front pocket Officer Hendry pulled out three more bundles of white wax bags rubber banded together along with a wad of cash later counted to be $828.92 in large bills. The total number of wax bags seized was 80 bags measuring approximately 1.66 grams. At the office the substance in the white wax bags tested positive for Fentanyl. Patten was brought to the police department where he was fingerprinted, photographed and cited. Patten will face arraignment in this matter on June 5, at 8:30 a.m., in Caledonia Superior Court.