A Hartford, Conn. fugitive found with drugs and a gun along the international border
BURLINGTON — A Hartford, Conn. fugitive, who authorities say was found with drugs and a gun along the international border in Orleans County, is now facing federal charges in U.S. District Court in Vermont. The U. S. Border Patrol named Alexander Marcano, 30, in a criminal complaint filed Friday in federal court for carrying a firearm while involved in trafficking drugs. He also is named in a second count for knowingly and intentionally possessing fentanyl and cocaine with intent to distribute them, court records maintain. The Border Patrol said a remote sensor activated near Bear Mountain Road in North Troy alerting officers about a half mile from the international border at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 30. Marcano was one of two people found in a car that was stopped when the driver was acting suspicious, court records show. Border Patrol Agents said they found $22,891 in currency, including $14,900 in a backpack and the rest on Marcano during the traffic stop.