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Four Charged for Heroin Conspiracy

March 29, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a federal criminal complaint was filed March 28, 2013, charging Denzlie Boston, 25, Willie E. Mayo, Jr., 25, Thomas Savard, 28 and Samantha Freda, 25, with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Boston and Mayo are from Brooklyn, New York. Savard is from Milton, and Freda is from Winooski.

These defendants were apprehended following a March 27 Vermont State Police stop of their vehicle northbound on Interstate 89. Subsequent to the stop, Vermont State Police discovered an estimated 2,600 individual use bags that are believed to contain heroin.

The defendants had their initial court appearance March 28 before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy in Burlington. Judge Conroy ordered Savard detained pending trial, and issued an order permitting Freda's release subject to specific conditions. The detention hearings for Boston and Mayo were continued to Monday, April 1, at the government's request.

Boston is represented by the Federal Public Defender's office in Burlington. Mayo is represented by David Williams, Esq., of Burlington. Savard is represented by Ernest Allen, III, Esq., and Freda is represented by Doug Kallen, Esq., of Burlington. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Drescher.

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