Officers nab 24 in drug bust

Law enforcement officers from throughout Windham and Windsor counties arrested 24 people Thursday during a major operation that netted drug offenders in a number of towns between Springfield and Brattleboro. Read more
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Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#106 Mar 24, 2010
My daughter had a brand new baby. I think the baby was about 6 months. My daughter started acting shockingly lackadaisical towards the baby...she seemed like a completely new person had entered her body. We had a lots of talks to my daughter about finding out if there was anything wrong with her. We thought it was post partum depression. She just dug in her heels and we couldn’t get though to her....nobody could.

We are absolutely cruel and vicious parents...we got a lot of miles on us. She was living in bratleboro. We called for a meeting with a social worker. We told her the story...we basically said we want you to scare the living hell of our daughter. If we have to file charges on her we will, and we did. Were we fully truthful about the charges I doubt it. We asked for the social worker to call in my daughter for a meeting. We told the social worker she is a young and inexperienced women. You need to tell her we made a complaint against her for endangering her baby...tell her the state is getting ready to take her to court and going to take her baby away from her. We were lucky the social worker went along with the game plan. Everyone knew, except my inexperienced daughter, there was about a zero chance that we could take her baby from her. The meeting absolutely devastated my daughter...the deal was she would enter the Brattleboro Retreat and all the charges would be dropped.

They quickly discovered she had hyperthyroidism...she had excessive thyroid hormones coursing through her system. They suspected hyperthyroidism when her heartbeat was around 140 beats per minute on admission. A outside hospital destroyed her thyroid with radioactive iodine 131. She is going to be on artificial thyroid meds for the rest of life. She quickly recovered and she was and is the perfect mother to her children. We all made up, luckily my daughter doesn’t have a clear memory with what we did to her.

Does the ends justify means, as long as it works and are you acting in the best interest of somebody else...but you got to be strong enough if it blows up you can live with the results. We just couldn’t live with the result of following the rules and doing nothing...watch our granddaughter fail. You got to be between a rock and a hard place...

It was the neatest thing in the world going back to the child protective services person...telling her we found out what was medically wrong with my daughter and we found our old daughter again. We thank her for her help!



Carla

Worcester, VT

#107 Mar 24, 2010
Mike Mulligan wrote:
My daughter had a brand new baby. I think the baby was about 6 months. My daughter started acting shockingly lackadaisical towards the baby...she seemed like a completely new person had entered her body. We had a lots of talks to my daughter about finding out if there was anything wrong with her. We thought it was post partum depression. She just dug in her heels and we couldn’t get though to her....nobody could.
We are absolutely cruel and vicious parents...we got a lot of miles on us. She was living in bratleboro. We called for a meeting with a social worker. We told her the story...we basically said we want you to scare the living hell of our daughter. If we have to file charges on her we will, and we did. Were we fully truthful about the charges I doubt it. We asked for the social worker to call in my daughter for a meeting. We told the social worker she is a young and inexperienced women. You need to tell her we made a complaint against her for endangering her baby...tell her the state is getting ready to take her to court and going to take her baby away from her. We were lucky the social worker went along with the game plan. Everyone knew, except my inexperienced daughter, there was about a zero chance that we could take her baby from her. The meeting absolutely devastated my daughter...the deal was she would enter the Brattleboro Retreat and all the charges would be dropped.
They quickly discovered she had hyperthyroidism...she had excessive thyroid hormones coursing through her system. They suspected hyperthyroidism when her heartbeat was around 140 beats per minute on admission. A outside hospital destroyed her thyroid with radioactive iodine 131. She is going to be on artificial thyroid meds for the rest of life. She quickly recovered and she was and is the perfect mother to her children. We all made up, luckily my daughter doesn’t have a clear memory with what we did to her.
Does the ends justify means, as long as it works and are you acting in the best interest of somebody else...but you got to be strong enough if it blows up you can live with the results. We just couldn’t live with the result of following the rules and doing nothing...watch our granddaughter fail. You got to be between a rock and a hard place...
It was the neatest thing in the world going back to the child protective services person...telling her we found out what was medically wrong with my daughter and we found our old daughter again. We thank her for her help!
A good family doctor could have ordered tests and diagnosed her. Dragging a DCF social worker into things like this could have been risky, because they work so closely with law enforcement.
Kandid

Worcester, VT

#108 Mar 24, 2010
appalled wrote:
this is in regards to #103...
before you start applauding Ms. Craven's character, you need to meet her. She is amazingly fantastic at pointing her finger as well as screaming for protection when someone has had enough with her obnoxious mouth. I agree with all the others before me who defended Ms. Wilder because she is, by all means, innocent until provent guilty.
Of course I am not surprised to see Ms. Craven threaten to air dirty laundry. After all, she single-handedly destroyed her "fiancee's" relationship with his children because of her inability to stop her "oral overflow" and at the same time she almost drove their mother crazy with all of the foolish text messaging(my friend changed her phone number). In her mind everything she does is perfectly legitimate but one day the tables will be turned at karma will get it's shot at her.
It is true that I do not know these people. I have only been in this area for a short time, and I usually stay away from these troublesome situations. I like a harmonious life. Therefore, I am going to go away and let you who actually know these people worry about it all.
Mike Mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#109 Mar 25, 2010
Carla wrote:
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A good family doctor could have ordered tests and diagnosed her. Dragging a DCF social worker into things like this could have been risky, because they work so closely with law enforcement.
Not all people "hate the goverment"...or naturally mistrust government officials. Rememeber my wife works with a lot of DCF officials over in Keene...we had a pretty good idea with how they worked.
Jway

Muscle Shoals, AL

#110 Mar 25, 2010
Mike, great story great out come, You know this type of action also could be attributed to Drug & Alcohol problem.But look, a caring family intervened, thank God.
bmd

Lebanon, NH

#111 Mar 25, 2010
melissa davis probably set them all up.... she has put over 12 people in jail already
Big Buyer

Bellows Falls, VT

#112 Mar 25, 2010
bmd wrote:
melissa davis probably set them all up.... she has put over 12 people in jail already
Nope! I think you are wrong on this one, its the same ones from the other B.F. busts, welfare wont pay for them to take crash for the D.WI.s they got so they had to find an alternative (How else are they going to be able to ride around all night)
Bad newspaper

Putney, VT

#113 Mar 26, 2010
How come not everyone was listed? I hate the brattleboro misinformer. Says 21, I count 29.. Tammy Bahrakis, Bellows Falls, sale of crack cocaine; Christopher Baxter, 21, of Brattleboro, sale of marijuana; Tammy Birkheimer, 35, of Westminster, sale of narcotic and sale of stimulant; Bradley Blais, 27, Vermont, sale of cocaine; Nicholas Brown, 29, of Springfield, sale of cocaine; James Caro, 26, of Brattleboro, sale of crack cocaine; Jason Chaffee, 26, of Weathersfield, sale of crack cocaine; Burton Coburn, 33, of Londonderry; sale of cocaine; Thomas Daniels, 36, of Springfield, sale of cocaine; Melissa Davis, 42, of Windsor, sale of crack cocaine; Naomi Gould, 26, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine; Jason Greene, 44, of Londonderry, sale of heroin; Kevin Greenslit, 48, of Springfield, sale of Oxycontin; Benjamin Harper, 25, of Hartford, sale of heroin; Nyoakla Hartley, 37, of Westminister, sale of stimulant; Peter Hayward, 62, of Windham, sale of cocaine; Grahame Heavener, 26, of Bellows Falls, sale of crack cocaine; Amanda Knight, 22, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine and sale of heroin; Zachary McNeill, 18, of Cavendish, sale of cocaine; Matthew Morrie, 24, of Springfield, sale of heroin; David Muise, 45, of Brattleboro, sale of marijuana; Lazzel Plaster, 38, of Windsor, sale of marijuana; Barbara Robare, 23, of Hartford, sale of heroin; Nathaniel Trowell, 37, of Brattleboro, sale of crack cocaine and sale of heroin; Richard Wheeler, 38, of Bennington, sale of marijuana; BillieJo Wilder, 34, of Bellows Falls, sale of methadone; and Patrick Wilson, 24, of Springfield, sale of cocaine. Police are looking for: Dennis Santos, 22, of Guilford, sale of crack cocaine; Michael Gonzales, 21, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine; Miguel Guzman, 31, of White River Junction, sale of cocaine; Jason Gray, 22, of Bellows Falls, sale of unlawful substance; Rebecca Goodnow, 22, Bellows Falls, possession of stolen property.
Jway

Muscle Shoals, AL

#114 Mar 26, 2010
Bad newspaper wrote:
How come not everyone was listed? I hate the brattleboro misinformer. Says 21, I count 29.. Tammy Bahrakis, Bellows Falls, sale of crack cocaine; Christopher Baxter, 21, of Brattleboro, sale of marijuana; Tammy Birkheimer, 35, of Westminster, sale of narcotic and sale of stimulant; Bradley Blais, 27, Vermont, sale of cocaine; Nicholas Brown, 29, of Springfield, sale of cocaine; James Caro, 26, of Brattleboro, sale of crack cocaine; Jason Chaffee, 26, of Weathersfield, sale of crack cocaine; Burton Coburn, 33, of Londonderry; sale of cocaine; Thomas Daniels, 36, of Springfield, sale of cocaine; Melissa Davis, 42, of Windsor, sale of crack cocaine; Naomi Gould, 26, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine; Jason Greene, 44, of Londonderry, sale of heroin; Kevin Greenslit, 48, of Springfield, sale of Oxycontin; Benjamin Harper, 25, of Hartford, sale of heroin; Nyoakla Hartley, 37, of Westminister, sale of stimulant; Peter Hayward, 62, of Windham, sale of cocaine; Grahame Heavener, 26, of Bellows Falls, sale of crack cocaine; Amanda Knight, 22, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine and sale of heroin; Zachary McNeill, 18, of Cavendish, sale of cocaine; Matthew Morrie, 24, of Springfield, sale of heroin; David Muise, 45, of Brattleboro, sale of marijuana; Lazzel Plaster, 38, of Windsor, sale of marijuana; Barbara Robare, 23, of Hartford, sale of heroin; Nathaniel Trowell, 37, of Brattleboro, sale of crack cocaine and sale of heroin; Richard Wheeler, 38, of Bennington, sale of marijuana; BillieJo Wilder, 34, of Bellows Falls, sale of methadone; and Patrick Wilson, 24, of Springfield, sale of cocaine. Police are looking for: Dennis Santos, 22, of Guilford, sale of crack cocaine; Michael Gonzales, 21, of Springfield, sale of crack cocaine; Miguel Guzman, 31, of White River Junction, sale of cocaine; Jason Gray, 22, of Bellows Falls, sale of unlawful substance; Rebecca Goodnow, 22, Bellows Falls, possession of stolen property.
And there is more, that suppose to be upstanding citizens that need to be charged. O, I ONLY DEAL IN POT. BS. LOOK AT THESE FACTS. How many kids have these low liefs gotten hooked?
TDRP

Keene, NH

#115 Mar 27, 2010
Michelle Craven wrote:
LOL!!! My PERFECT step sister who does work at DCF/SRS is on that list!! Billie Jo Wilder!! ITS ABOUT TIME!! Im so glad she cant hide from the truth anymore!!! This made my day!! GOOD JOB TO ALL THE POLICE INVOLVED!!!
Could you fill me in a bit. THis is the person that My husband cheated on me with and she is around my son.
GOOD JOB VSP

Concord, NH

#116 Mar 28, 2010
It is about time the Vermont State Police take large actions to take the want to be thugs of the streets of Southern Vermont. Brattleboro used to be a safe small town. Now downtown Brattleboro is very unsafe (especially at night) and run by the drug dealing community. Start at the source of the problem and clean up Brattleboro.
jim mitchell

Claremont, NH

#117 Mar 29, 2010
Today 2 of the subjects are out walking the streets and 1 from BF is still wanted but here he was at the Shell station with his hoodie on buying booze.

The other 1 was walking the loop looking to sell for new wheels.
a friend of a 16yr old

South Acworth, NH

#118 Mar 30, 2010
I also agree with appalled I know she has a mouth on her and before she judges anyone for mistakes maybe she should look at her own behavior.I mean she posted something on her sisters facebook who is only 16yrs old the way she talked to her because she came to there sisters defense was agressive she basically told her little sister she would end up a coke w...e and that was posted for everyone to see..so as far as i can see she shouldnt cast stones at anyone because her behavior was unjustified I dont feel that talking to a child who was defending her sisters name was necessary.I am a friend of this 16yr old we go to school together and if i read it imagine how many others did to. i think she needs to grow up and get over what ever happened in the past ,move on already
lol

AOL

#119 Mar 30, 2010
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Kermit

Rossville, GA

#121 May 15, 2013
GOOD JOB VSP wrote:
It is about time the Vermont State Police take large actions to take the want to be thugs of the streets of Southern Vermont. Brattleboro used to be a safe small town. Now downtown Brattleboro is very unsafe (especially at night) and run by the drug dealing community. Start at the source of the problem and clean up Brattleboro.
Absolutely true. I left because of the downhill slide of Brattleboro. Nobody cares enough to fix anything. Darkness rules there.
Ethan Allen

New York, NY

#122 Jun 2, 2013
You can thank the environmentalists for the drug problem. By making it impossible to start a business, the greens have caused unemployment in Vermont to skyrocket. No wonder there's a drug problem. Vermonters with no hope for the future find solace in drugs.

Vermont sure is a pretty state. Just don't look too closely at the unemployed army of people.
Jamie

Fairlee, VT

#123 Jul 25, 2013
Ashley wrote:
One of the ladies arrested Tammy Birkheimer raped my husband when he was 13. She was 27 at the time. She even allowed one of her children to call him daddy. She's a nasty sick person. He is now 25 and has never spoken a word of this until mid last year. He was so ashamed of the fact that he's a male and was raped. Also she knew she did wrong cause she made him promise to never speak if it cause she could get in lots of trouble. So she clearly can comprehend right from wrong. Now my poor husband has to live with what she did to him.
I have news for anyone that reads this post. This woman named above in the statement did not rape anyone. If she had, the young man should have reported it to the police, and his case worker, considering he was in State's custody at the time. So believe me when I say that this is a false accusation, and the woman, Ashley, that is saying this is wrong. Also she never allowed any of her children call this woman's husband daddy. There was a mistake by an x-ray tech, and she told Ms. Birkheimer's daughter to look at her daddy, she was pregnant at the time and couldn't be around the x-ray machine. Ms. Birheimer did correct the x-ray tech.
Trynity

Fairlee, VT

#124 Jul 25, 2013
Ashley wrote:
One of the ladies arrested Tammy Birkheimer raped my husband when he was 13. She was 27 at the time. She even allowed one of her children to call him daddy. She's a nasty sick person. He is now 25 and has never spoken a word of this until mid last year. He was so ashamed of the fact that he's a male and was raped. Also she knew she did wrong cause she made him promise to never speak if it cause she could get in lots of trouble. So she clearly can comprehend right from wrong. Now my poor husband has to live with what she did to him.
He wouldn't have to live with it, if he got the help that he needed, and if he had reported it, if he didn't, but from the sounds of it, he didn't. If this woman did what you are accusing her of, then she would be sitting in jail. Did he report it, did he tell anyone, was there a rape kit done? You better make sure you have all the facts, before you go around accusing people of such a crime, without the proof, without DNA, the can't and won't do anything about it. Sorry to say but if it actually happened then she would have been formally charged with the crime and she would be in jail, and from what I have read of the article, she isn't in jail.

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