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District of Vermont

Friday, December 19, 2014

Brooklyn Man, Junior Brooks, Sentenced To 46 Months In Jail For Distributing Heroin And Crack Cocaine In Rutland, Vermont

Tristram J. Coffin, the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Junior Brooks, 26, of Brooklyn, New York was sentenced yesterday by J. Garvan Murtha, United States District Judge, to 46 months in jail less credit for 23 months of time served in New York State for a related drug offense.  Thus, Brooks will serve 23 months in jail on this federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base.  Brooks was also sentenced to a term of supervised release of 3 years once he completes his prison term.

According to Court records, Junior Brooks, known as “Lite,” was working with Melvin George, also sentenced to 60 months in jail today, to distribute crack cocaine and heroin in the Rutland, Vermont area. Brooks acted as a drug courier and transported controlled substances from Brooklyn to Vermont.  Once in Vermont, he sold the drugs to Melvin George’s drug customers.  The Southern Vermont Drug Task Force, with the assistance of a confidential informant, made two purchases of controlled substances directly from Brooks at locations in Rutland, Vermont. 

Brooks was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 11, 2013 and appeared in U.S. District Court on November 26, 2013 for an arraignment.  He was detained in prison pending trial.  Brooks pled guilty on July 31, 2014 to Count 1 of the Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base.
The case was investigated by the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force.  The United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin, commends the Drug Task Force for its work in this matter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, Nancy J. Creswell.  Junior Brooks was represented by Attorney Wayne Young.  

Updated June 22, 2015