A St. Johnsbury man is being held on $50,000 bail on a charge of 1st-degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon. Police also found drugs, guns and firearms in the residence. But the drug charges of fentanyl trafficking, cocaine possession and trafficking crack cocaine were dropped by the state because police did not apply for a search warrant even after getting permission from the alleged victim to search his apartment. Fred Azantrow, 43, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge in Caledonia Superior Court on Monday, and Judge Daniel Richardson set conditions of release and $50,000 bail. Azantrow is now being held in pre-trial detention at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. Police said they were dispatched to the residence on Saturday, July 22, for a reported assault. The alleged victim, a 25-year-old male, told police that Azantrow had taken over his apartment. The alleged victim told police how he was allegedly assaulted by Azantrow following an argument between the two of them.
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