- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Two southwestern Vermont women have denied allegations that they sold drugs to a resident at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Co-defendants Jessica Walsh and Karen Maxham pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court. The Bennington residents were both charged with the sale of a depressant.

VA officials notified police in October that 68-year-old resident Robert Decicco had tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

Police say Decicco denied taking the drug, but admitted he buys Clonazepam pills from Walsh and Maxham every month.

A police investigation found that Walsh has a prescription for the anti-anxiety drug.



Vermont Veterans Home records showed that Decicco has three regular visitors. Police say Walsh and Maxham were two of them and the other wasn’t responsible for the sale.

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This story has been corrected to show that the two women were charged with selling a depressant, not methamphetamine.

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