BURLINGTON, Vt. — Federal prosecutors in Vermont say a former Barre man has been indicted on a drug charge stemming from a fire last June that led to a methamphetamine probe.
Thirty-five-year-old Rickey Moorhead pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a three-count federal indictment. In addition to the methamphetamine production charge, he’s charged with being a felon in possession of two firearms and ammunition.
Prosecutor Joseph Perella says Moorhead occasionally lived at a house in Barre where a small fire June 2 led to the discovery of residue from methamphetamine production.
That led to seizure of methamphetamine and methamphetamine production evidence from his truck.
Moorhead was originally charged in state court with manufacturing methamphetamine, but the charge was dismissed when a federal grand jury indicted him.