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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

Monday, January 29, 2018

Brattleboro Man Convicted of Distribution of Crack Cocaine While on Federal Supervised Release

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on January 29, 2018, Norman Hardy, 40, of Brattleboro, appeared before Judge Christina Reiss to plead guilty to distribution of crack cocaine.

According to Court records, Hardy sold crack cocaine to an informant working with the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force on two separate occasions in May 2017. When he was arrested on June 20, 2017, he had an additional quantity of crack cocaine on his person. In January 2016, Hardy was federally convicted in Vermont of distribution of heroin, and subsequently sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment. Hardy told investigators at the time of his arrest that he had been selling drugs since the time of his release from that sentence.

Under the terms of the plea agreement filed with the Court – acceptance of which was deferred until the sentencing hearing – the parties have agreed that Hardy should be sentenced to 30 months in prison.

The United States is represented in this case by Assistant United States Attorney Nate Burris. Hardy is represented by attorney Ernest “Bud” Allen of Burlington.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 29, 2018