Student faces multiple charges

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A Johnson State College student has been ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court in connection with charges of cultivation and possession of hallucinogenic drugs following a search of his Fairfax home on May 10.

David L. Bodette III, 20, is scheduled for a court appearance in St. Albans June 24.

Vermont State Police report the search yielded 36 mason jars of suspected hallucinogenic drugs, 12 large mason jars of suspected hash oil, 7.5 grams of marijuana, and other drug-related items.

Bodette is also facing an unrelated charge of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle in which another JSC student, Karleigh Baumann, 21, was a passenger.

Baumann was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, where she died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Police reports indicated that Bodette ran a stop sign in Fairfax on April 27, resulting in the fatal crash.

According to police, neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor in that two-car accident.

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