Judge Michael R. Kainen issued a $5,000 arrest warrant for an alleged fentanyl trafficker who failed to show up in court on Monday. Stephen D. Turcotte Jr., 45, of St. Johnsbury, has been charged with felony fentanyl trafficking and a misdemeanor charge of operating with a suspended driver’s license. Turcotte was arrested by St. Johnsbury Police Ofc. Davis Guyer on March 6 at midnight at 1204 Main Street. According to court documents, Turcotte failed to appear in the Caledonia Superior Court on January 30, 2023, for a status conference on the charge of driving without a license. Turcotte was then issued an arrest warrant with $100 bail. Turcotte faces a possible sentence of 32 years in prison and over $1 million dollars in fines.
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