• Man driving student van arrested on drug charges


    WALPOLE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man who was supposed to be providing safe transportation for children with special needs ended up in the middle of a drug bust, while in his company student van.

    Rodney Lampron went in front of a judge Wednesday, charged with buying cocaine while in between his morning and afternoon runs for YCN Transportation. YCN prides itself on providing safe and reliable rides for children with special needs, but on Wednesday they are not answering questions about their driver who was arrested. The driver, however, did decide to comment. 

    When asked if there were kids in the van, Lampron said, "No sir, I was not working. I was off for the afternoon."

    The 54-year-old bee lined it to his car after his wife bonded him out of jail Wednesday. Police say he showed up at a Walpole apartment complex on Main Street to buy drugs, and he was in the YCN student ban that he drives young children with special needs to school in.

    "I did not buy drugs sir. The police officers made a false arrest," he told FOX25.

    YCN only said, "no comment" when we called to find out more about what happened and who Lampron was hired to drive around, only referring us to the company website, which says they are leaders in providing safe and reliable transportation for children with special needs.

    Lampron is charged with meeting with another man from Boston at an apartment in Walpole when police moved in, he allegedly tried hiding the cocaine wrapped up in cash in his mouth. After a struggle, police were forced to use a stun gun.

    We talked to the man who lives in the Walpole apartment, who was not charged in the case. He would only say he knows Lampron and that he's a good guy.

    YCN's website says all of its drivers have to have clean driving records and pass a background check. Lampron does not have a prior record.

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