Three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker
October 20, 2017
Burlington — A federal grand jury indicted former Royalton police officer John Breault on Thursday on three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker over the summer.
The indictment charges Breault, 31, of Randolph, with two counts of heroin distribution on July 14 and the weekend of July 22-23, and one count of marijuana distribution on July 8.
No date has been set for an arraignment in U.S. District Court.
Breault initially was charged last month in a criminal compliant with only the July 22-23 heroin distribution count. The complaint alleges he gave the heroin to an opioid addict with whom he had a sexual relationship and originally had met while they attended Randolph Union High School. Her name is not provided in court records.
He was scheduled to have a probable cause hearing on the single charge last Friday, but his defense lawyer, Robert Katims, of Burlington, sent the court a letter waiving it. Katims, who did not explain his reason for waiving the hearing, didn't respond to a phone message after the indictment was returned on Thursday.