News and Press Releases


July 18, 2013

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that yesterday, Lisa Barbour, 26, of Barre, was sentenced to 37 months on one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distribution of crack cocaine. United States District Judge J. Garvan Murtha also ordered that Barbour serve three years supervised release after her incarceration ends.

According to court records, on February 20, 2012, a trooper from the Vermont State Police Rockingham Barracks stopped a vehicle in which Barbour and Jonathan Allen, 32, of Barre, were traveling north on Interstate 91. The stop led to a search of Allen, resulting in the seizure of 124 grams of crack cocaine from Allen’s pants. Allen was arrested, originally charged by the Windham County State’s Attorney, subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury, and sentenced on November 5, 2012, to 10 years imprisonment in United States District Court. On March 8, 2012, Barbour sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant during a controlled transaction in Barre executed by the Vermont Drug Task Force. On September 20, 2012, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Barbour for both crimes.

United States Attorney Tristram J. Coffin commended the separate investigations by the Vermont State Police Rockingham Barracks and the Vermont Drug Task Force. Rutland attorney John-Claude Charbonneau represented Barbour. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Nolan.


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