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Barre Woman Sentenced to 18 Months of Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Vermont

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Tiffany Fisk, 33, of Barre, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison after her conviction for distributing fentanyl.  Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered Fisk to serve a three-year term of supervised release after her incarceration.    

According to court records, in October of 2021 and January of 2022, Fisk distributed fentanyl and cocaine base in Washington County, Vermont to a confidential informant assisting law enforcement.  

On January 28, 2022, Fisk and her husband David Tom were in a vehicle stopped by the Vermont State Police.  A search of their vehicle revealed Tom to be unlawfully in possession of a firearm.  As part of Fisk’s sentencing for drug distribution, she admitted to attempting to obstruct the investigation of her husband by promising cocaine base to a person in exchange for that person making false statements to the Vermont State Police regarding who owned the seized firearm.  Tom has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.  Tom is scheduled to be sentenced on October 17, 2022.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Vermont State Police, the Montpelier Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.    

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan A. Ophardt handled the prosecution.  Fisk was represented by John Mabie, Esq.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.  For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit

Updated October 5, 2022

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