Two Connecticut men are facing federal charges following their arrest

HARDWICK — Two Connecticut men, who officials say are part of an interstate drug ring involved in the distribution of fentanyl and crack cocaine in Vermont are facing federal charges following their arrest in Hardwick by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. Brendan Salmon, 30, who had listed home addresses in New Britain, Conn. and Hartford, Conn., rented from high-end Airbnbs in Stowe to help facilitate his drug trafficking for more than a year, the DEA said. Salmon, who uses the street name “Nice,” was involved in “trafficking of a significant quantity of drugs into Vermont,” records note. The DEA said they arrested Salmon and Lincoln A. Robinson Jr., 28, during a raid at an apartment at 122 Spring Street in Hardwick shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The DEA did not provide his Connecticut hometown.