A Massachusetts couple faces charges of kidnapping a Bennington woman and holding her for drug money. The Bennington Police arrested Maurice Edwards, 31, and Jacquelyn Valdez, 30, on Tuesday for kidnapping, trespassing, and drug trafficking. Police say a 30-year-old woman was taken against her will to Springfield, Massachusetts, late Monday afternoon and investigators learned she would only be returned once a $1,500 drug debt was paid. After the alleged deal was made, police early Tuesday located the woman in a vehicle on Benmont Avenue in Bennington. Edwards and Valdez fled to a nearby home that was not theirs and they were arrested. Two other people found in the vehicle were identified as Uber attendants. Police say they also found hundreds of bags of drugs and a handgun.
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