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BURLINGTON WOMAN IMPRISONED 75 MONTHS FOR
DEALING CRACK AND PRESCRIPTION PILLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that today Jaime Langlais, 26, of Burlington, was sentenced to imprisonment for 75 months on her guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone. United States District Judge J. Garvan Murtha also ordered that Langlais serve four years supervised release after her incarceration ends.

According to court records, in October 2011, the Burlington Police Department (BPD) made a series of controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Langlais. On October 25, 2011, BPD arrested Langlais after she departed the Grant Street, Burlington residence of Isaac Owusu, 22. At the time of arrest Langlais had more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in her possession. A search of her apartment resulted in the seizure of 366 oxycodone 30 mg pills and 98 oxymorphone 40 mg pills, both prescription narcotics. Later that day BPD searched Owusu’s residence, seizing 27 grams of crack and $5400 in cash from Owusu’s bedroom. Over more than one year, Langlais distributed a total of 1.7 kilograms of crack and hundreds of prescription pills. Originally charged in Chittenden Superior Court, Langlais and Owusu were indicted separately by a federal grand jury on November 10, 2011, resulting in dismissal of the state charges. On June 3, 2013, Owusu was sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months and one day on his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

United States Attorney Tristram J. Coffin commended the investigation by BPD, and thanked the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance and cooperation. Federal Defender Michael Desautels represented Langlais. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Nolan.

 

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