PRESS CONFERENCE ON FORFEITURE OF DRUG PROPERTIES IN RUTLAND
The United States Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference in Rutland on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the completion of an agreement to forfeit three Rutland residences on Park Avenue and convert them to owner-occupied housing. These properties were forfeited based on significant narcotic drug distribution activity occurring at these addresses. Under the terms of the agreement, the properties have been transferred to NeighborWorks of Western Vermont. NeighborWorks of Western Vermont will renovate them and sell them on the condition that the purchaser maintain them as owner-occupied single-family residences, duplexes or condominium residential units. A separate press release will be issued at the time of the press conference explaining the agreement and its significance in more detail.
Present at the press conference will be representatives from participating federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the City of Rutland, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and Project Vision. Those attending include: United States Attorney Eric Miller, Mayor Christopher Louras, United States Marshal David Demag, Rutland City Police Department Chief, Brian Kilcullen, Lieutenant Paul Favreau, Vermont State Police (Narcotics Investigation Unit), Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and Joe Kraus, Chairman of Project Vision.
Please contact Laura Harvey at the United States Attorney’s Office, telephone 802-951-6725, if you have any questions.