Police break up meth ring in central Vermont

HANCOCK — Police have busted up a methamphetamine ring in Hancock this week, after purchasing powder meth from two men in a Hancock home, authorities say.  During an investigation the Vermont Drug Task Force found that Michael Wood, 44 and Steven Arnold, 20, were making and selling methamphetamine at a home on Rte. 125 in Hancock, and dumping and burning the hazardous material produced in the manufacture on the property.

The task force used a search warrant to conduct a search of the home on Nov. 20, and lab teams and hazardous material teams will be at the site today to continue processing and cleanup.

Wood and Arnold have been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and are being held at the Marble Valley correctional facility in Rutland on $25,000 bail.

At another residence on Rte. 125 in Hancock, police arrested Meegan Smith, 32, on an outstanding warrant from New York state related to meth,  and on the charge of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Smith is also being held at  the Marble Valley correctional facility, without bail.

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