Woodstock Drug Bust Includes Seizure Of Ecstasy And Special K
Two people face drug trafficking charges after police found them in possession of ecstasy and ketamine during a probation check.
The investigation started when police received complaints of suspected drug activity in a North Main Street apartment in Woodstock. When police determined that one of the residents, 32-year-old Vanessa Gordon, was on probation for a drug trafficking conviction in Virginia, they set up a probation and parole check.
Police and agents conducting the check determined that Gordon and her associate, 49-year-old Michael Connor, appeared to be under the influence of illegal drugs. A search warrant was obtained when they noticed items consistent with drug trafficking, and during the search, police seized 200 tablets of MDMA (often called Ecstasy) and 169 grams of Ketamine (often called Special K), along with approximately $9,000 in suspected drug proceeds. The approximate street value of the drugs is $10,000.
Arrested as a result of that search were 32-year-old Vanessa Gordon and 49-year-old Michael Connor, both of Woodstock. They were both charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule Drugs, while Gordon was also charged with Violation of Probation. The suspects were taken, without incident, to the Oxford County Jail where bail was set at $50,000 each. A probation hold was placed on Gordon. The initial charges dealt solely with the seized MDMA, and police say additional charges are expected in connection to the Ketamine.
MDEA officials encourage anyone who thinks they've witnessed evidence of illegal drug activity to report it to law enforcement. Folks can call the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.