Brandon man arrested following five-month drug investigation

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BRANDON — A 61-year-old Brandon man was arrested for selling drugs following a five-month drug investigation.

Authorities arrested Harold Paul Mahoney at his home yesterday, and charged with four counts of sale of crack cocaine.

The Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Mahoney following a five-month drug investigation.

Police say the investigation involved the use of confidential informants who purchased crack cocaine from Mahoney on multiple occasions starting in June of this year.

Immediately following Mahoney’s arrest, authorities executed a search warrant at Mahoney’s home.

Police say detectives located nearly 20 grams of cocaine, buprenorphine pills, two long guns, a revolver, and a 9mm handgun with a full magazine when they search.

They also discovered two stolen motorcycles during the exterior search.

According to the report, in addition to crack cocaine sale, Mahoney is also being charged with felony possession of cocaine, four counts of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent crime, and possession of a narcotic.

Police say Mahoney was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he has four previous convictions for violation of an abuse prevention order.

Mahoney was convicted of a misdemeanor violation of an abuse prevention order in February of 2001 and was subsequently convicted of three felony counts of violation of an abuse prevention order in 2003.

He was lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of bail, and is scheduled to appear in court in Rutland on November 4.