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Ian Turner Sentenced to Time Served, Three Years of Supervised Release, and a $7,500 Fine for Conspiring with Jason Boyd to Distribute Oxycodone Pills in Rutland, Vermont

November 7, 2012

Burlington, VT – Tristram J. Coffin, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Ian Turner, formerly of Rutland, Vermont and now living in Texas, was sentenced on November 1, 2012, by District Court Judge William K. Sessions III, to time served, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $7,500 for conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a controlled substance, in Rutland, Vermont between December of 2010 and February of 2011.

According to Court records, Turner was associated with Jason Boyd, the leader of a group of individuals who distributed oxycodone pills in the Rutland area. Boyd had contacts in Boston, Massachusetts who sold him Percocet 30 mg. pills. Those drug sources have been indicted and arrested by the federal government in Massachusetts. Boyd himself drove to Boston to deliver cash to his drug sources and, subsequently, sent Vermont couriers to Boston to pick up the drugs. The couriers drove the drugs back to Vermont and distributed them to various individuals who sold the pills on the street in Rutland County. Ian Turner worked for Boyd in the drug conspiracy and, among other things, was a courier who drove to the Boston, Massachusetts area to pick up drugs for distribution in Vermont.

Turner was indicted on June 29, 2011, and was arrested on July 5, 2011. He pled guilty to the above drug charges on March 9, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations. The United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin, commends those agencies for their work. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Craig Nolan and Nancy J. Creswell. Boyd was represented by Matthew Harnett, Esq.




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