RUTLAND - The Southern Vermont Drug Task Force began an investigation into the distribution of Morphine pills in the Rutland area. On one occasion, Michelle Cora Ricketts, age 26, of Rutland, sold two fifteen milligram morphine pills to an agent with the task force.
On Jan. 5, members of the drug task force arrested Ricketts at her residence in Rutland City.
At the time of her arrest, Ricketts was found to be in possession of two bags of heroin, a crack pipe and a syringe. Ricketts was also wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Rutland County.
Ricketts was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center on the outstanding warrant and issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court Feb. 22 to answer to the charges of Sale of a Narcotic, Possession of Heroin and criminal DLS.