Vermont State Police seized 418 bags of heroin after a speeding stop on I-91 in Brattleboro on Wednesday. Police said they suspected the driver Shawn Gardner 30, of Newport VT was impaired. Officers discovered that Gardner and his passenger Brandon Sheltra 20, also of Newport Vermont had 418 bags of heroin in their possession.
Gardner was charged with DUI-Drugs, Possession of Heroin, Trafficking Heroin and Importation of Heroin. Sheltra was Possession of Heroin, Trafficking Heroin, and Importation of Heroin. Bail was set at $20,000 bail for Gardner, and $10,000 bail for Sheltra. Both men were remanded to the VT Dept. of Corrections-Springfield.