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Middlebury Police Log: Men charged with snorting cocaine in car

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Nov. 9 cited Jeffery Manshel, 21, of Weybridge and Robert F. Golden, 21, of Shoreham for possession of a felony quantity of cocaine, following an investigation on Bakery Lane.
Two Middlebury police officers were on foot patrol in the area when they walked past a station wagon and saw two men inside who appeared to be snorting something, according to authorities. Upon closer inspection, police said they saw a man in the passenger side hunched over, snorting a white powdery substance from a blade that the driver was holding.
Police said the men agreed to a consent search of the vehicle that revealed 6.6 grams of cocaine and 3.5 grams of marijuana. Police said Manshel was additionally cited for possession of marijuana.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Investigated a reported assault involving two women in front of Kinney Drugs off Court Street on Nov. 5.
•  Cited Karen A. Lyons, 35, of Middlebury for retail theft and violations of her conditions of release, following an incident at the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street on Nov. 5. Police said Lyons is accused of taking some wine coolers from the store without paying for them.
•  Assisted Porter Hospital staff with an unruly patient on Nov. 5.
•  Were informed that a motorist had driven away from the Middlebury Short Stop without paying for $37.33 in gas on Nov. 5.
•  Cited Sarah Ann Durant, 21, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following an assistance call from Middlebury College Public Safety at Adirondack View on Nov. 6.
•  Ticketed a Middlebury Union High School student for being a minor in possession of tobacco on the school bus on Nov. 6. Police allege the youth was using chewing tobacco on the bus.
•  Took into evidence a small amount of marijuana found on the floor of an MUHS school bus on Nov. 6.
•  Went to the scene of a vehicle-deer collision at the intersection of Case Street and Delancey Lane on Nov. 6. Police said the deer limped away from the scene and could not be found.
•  Received a report that $600 had been taken from a Middlebury College student’s room in Stewart Hall on Nov. 6.
•  Were informed that someone stole $150 from a Middlebury College student’s backpack left outside the Ross Dining Hall on Nov. 6.
•  Served a no-trespass order on a local woman on Nov. 7.
•  Investigated a report that two bottles of prescription pills (Adderall) had been stolen from a UPS package in Middlebury College’s secure mail room on Nov. 7.
•  Responded to a reported deer-car accident near the intersection of Route 7 and Exchange Street on Nov. 7.
•  Cited a juvenile female for being a minor in possession of alcohol on North Pleasant Street on Nov. 8.
•  Were informed that a basket containing jewelry had been stolen from an apartment at The Commons complex on Buttolph Drive on Nov. 8.
•  Served a no-trespass order on Nov. 8 on a man who was not wanted on MUHS property.
•  Ticketed an MUHS student for being a minor in possession of tobacco on Nov. 8.
•  Were informed of the theft of a backpack from a North Pleasant Street apartment on Nov. 9.
•  Responded to a fire alarm at MUHS on Friday, Nov. 9, at around noon. Police said someone had started a fire in a trashcan in the second-floor boys’ restroom. A custodian extinguished the fire. The Middlebury Fire Department also responded to the incident. There was no damage, according to police. Students were evacuated outside the building, and returned in about 40-45 minutes, according to Principal Bill Lawson, after firefighters had vented the building and cleared out any lingering smoke. Officials sent a voice message to parents alerting them of the event and asking that they or their children pass on to authorities any information on who started the fire.
•  Served court diversion paperwork on a youth who tried to purchase alcohol at Hannaford’s Supermarket using a fake identification card on Nov. 9.
•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with a drunken student on Nov. 10.
•  Quieted a noisy party in the Bakery Lane neighborhood on Nov. 11.
•  Cited Chloe H. Myhre, 18, of Weybridge for driving under the influence, following a report of a two-vehicle accident on Route 7 North on Nov. 11. Police allege that after the crash Myhre drove to Maplefields on North Pleasant Street. Police said they measured Myhre’s blood-alcohol content at 0.192 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

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