- 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.


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

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