ST. JOHNSBURY — St. Johnsbury Police caught up on foot with a fleeing suspect during a November 11 arrest on Bay Street. Albert Vieira, 30, of St. Johnsbury, was taken into custody at approximately 10:36 a.m. There was an active warrant out for him, and he was also charged with fentanyl trafficking/possession of crack cocaine. St. Johnsbury Police Cpl. George Johnson, on patrol with Deputy Deos, drove up to the pavilion on Bay Street, “but Albert quickly walked away,” Cpl Johnson recalled. “We drove next to Albert, and upon being asked his name, he ran. Deputy Deos chased him, and I drove ahead of him to cut him off, and exited the cruiser. After a short struggle, Deputy Deos and I took Albert into custody.” Police say they found 80 baggies containing powder which later field-tested positive as fentanyl on Veira. He was taken into custody and lodged on his warrant and cited for new charges, fentanyl trafficking. He’ll be in Caledonia County Court on January 22, 2024, in this matter.
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