Laurie Manning Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison and Three Years of Supervised Release for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base
Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Laurie Manning, 44, of Burlington, was sentenced today to 54 months in prison, having pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base. United States District Judge William K. Sessions, III, sitting in Burlington, also sentenced Manning to three years of supervised release.
Court records indicate that Manning was charged as part of larger drug conspiracy involving fourteen defendants, seven from the Burlington area and seven from New York City. Manning was one of several local individuals who allowed the conspiracy suppliers to stay in her home and sell drugs from it.
For her crime, Manning faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and up to a $1,000,000 fine. In sentencing Manning, Judge Sessions cited the seriousness of the crime, and Manning's criminal history.
The investigation was led by the Burlington Police Department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant United States Attorney Christina Nolan prosecuted the case. Manning was represented by Robert Behrens, Esq., of Burlington.