Springfield mother allegedly sold heroin with her daughter in the backseat
Drug Task Force conducted controlled buy in November
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - A Springfield woman who drove to the Springfield Shopping Plaza back in November and allegedly conducted a drug deal while her young daughter was in the back seat of her car is facing a felony charge as a result.
Amanda Poller, 24, pleaded innocent earlier this month to a single count of sale of heroin before she was released from the courthouse in downtown White River Junction on pre-trial conditions.
Detective Trooper Daniel Bennett of the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force said that a cooperating informant who claimed to have bought heroin in one or two “bundle” amounts (a bundle being 10 bags) from Poller on a half-dozen occasions last year carried out the sting operation.
Bennett said detectives listened in as the individual set up the $90 purchase and then watched a short time later as Poller drove into the Plaza in a black Chevy Impala with her daughter in tow and allegedly handed over nine bags of heroin after the informant hopped into her parked car for a couple of minutes.
In February, Poller was convicted of simple assault in an unrelated Ludlow case and given a two-year deferred sentence, meaning that if she does not get into any further trouble during the next two years while she is on probation then no formal sentencing will take place.
Poller currently faces a maximum potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison if she were to be convicted of the new charge now pending against her.
Amanda Poller, 24, (left) thanks her defense attorney, Jordana Levine, following her arraignment
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