MONTPELIER, Vt. — John A. Zaccaro Jr., son of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, has been arrested on a charge of possessing cocaine.
Zaccaro, 22, a senior at Middlebury College, was arrested Thursday night by local and state police and arraigned Friday in Vermont District Court for Addison County.
Zaccaro pleaded not guilty to possession of a drug with intent to sell before Judge Frank Mahady and was released on his own recognizance, a court clerk said. If convicted, Zaccaro could face up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Addison County Deputy State's Atty. John Quinn said local and state police joined in executing a search warrant of Zaccaro's apartment and car Thursday night after Zaccaro allegedly sold one-quarter of a gram of cocaine to an undercover officer at the apartment.
"Our son John has had some legal difficulty," Ferraro said in a statement. "We love him and have confidence in him and will be standing beside him."