Joshua Bozetarnik Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Hydrocodone
Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that on May 4, 2012, Joshua Bozetarnik, 28, of San Diego, California (formerly of Brattleboro, Vermont), was arraigned in Federal Court in Burlington, before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy. During the arraignment Bozetarnik pleaded not guilty to the Indictment returned by the Federal Grand Jury in March, 2012, charging him with conspiring to distribute tablets containing Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance.
Hydrocodone is the opiate-based active ingredient in prescription pain medicine commonly known as Vicodin or Lortab.
The Indictment charges Bozetarnik with conspiring with others from December 2006 to September 2007 to distribute tablets containing Hydrocodone in Vermont and elsewhere. Bozetarnik was released on conditions. He is presumed innocent unless he is convicted.
The United States Attorney wished to recognize that this case reflects the investigative efforts of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Brattleboro Police Department, the Vermont State Police, and the Office of Professional Regulation within the Vermont Secretary of State's Office.
Bozetarnik is represented by Elizabeth Mann, Esq., of Rutland. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Michael Drescher.