2nd Suspect in Claremont Drug Case Arrested
Located in Bellows Falls
On February 6, the Vermont State Police, acting on tips provided by the public, located and arrested Johnnie “Malik” Kyles, 34, of Springfield, VT.
According to Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, “Kyles was located in Bellows Falls, VT, at the Rodeway Inn. He is currently being held as a Fugitive of Justice from the State of New Hampshire. He will be arraigned on that charge in Vermont on February 7.”
The Claremont Police Department held an active warrant for Kyles for Conspiracy To Commit Drug Sales, said Chase. The charge is classified as a Class B Felony and stems from an investigation that occurred in January, 2018. This investigation was conducted by the Claremont Police Department, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, and New Hampshire State Police. The investigation centered on the alleged controlled drug sales in the Spofford Street area of Claremont. The investigation culminated in the execution of a search warrant at 12 Spofford Street on January 31 and the arrest of Samantha Davis, age 27. A search of the Spofford Street residence allegedly located more than 600 bags of suspected heroin, approximately 20 grams of crack cocaine, marijuana, and approximately $4,450 in cash.
“The criminal investigation remains ongoing at this time, and further charges are anticipated,” said Chase. “The Claremont Police Department will continue to work with the State of Vermont for the return of Kyles so he can be arraigned on the charges in New Hampshire.
“The Claremont Police Department wants to thank the public for the many calls and tips that led to the arrest of Kyles,” added Chase.