Troopers Arrest Two Women for Trafficking Cocaine

On Tuesday at about 7:10 p.m., Trooper Garrett Hall, a recent graduate of the 85th RTT, and his Field Training Officer Trooper Anthony Lavigne were monitoring trafficking on Route 91 in Greenfield when they stopped a Honda Pilot for motor vehicle violations and an expired temporary New Jersey registration.   

Troopers approached the Pilot to notify the operator, NAKITA BRACE, 34 of Bristol, Vt., and her passenger, JERI WALBRIDGE, 54 of Graniteville, Vt., the reason for the stop. Both parties were informed the vehicle would be towed and were asked to step out of the vehicle for an inventory to be performed prior to being towed. As a result of a search of the vehicle troopers located approximately 105 grams of cocaine, Suboxone foil, a bottle of Miralax, and a white wax bag.

BRACE and WALBRIDGE were placed under arrest and transported to State Police Shelburne Falls Barracks.

BRACE was charged with the following offenses:

1. Trafficking Cocaine;

2. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law;

3. Unregistered Motor Vehicle;

4. Marked Lanes Violation; and

5. Motor Vehicle Lights Violation.

WALBRIDGE was charged with the following offenses:

1 Trafficking Cocaine;

2. Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law; and

3. Possess Class B.

A bail commissioner was contacted and set bail for BRACE at $1,500.00 and WALBRIDGE at $3,500.00.  Both were held at the Franklin County House of Correction pending their arraignment today at Greenfield District Court.