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Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 59 Months In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Crack Cocaine And Heroin In Rutland, Vermont

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

Tristram J.  Coffin, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Eshone Williams, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss, to 59 months in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and  heroin in February and March of 2013 in Rutland, Vermont.  The Court also sentenced Williams to three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

According to Court records, in February of 2013, the Vermont State Police learned that several males were selling crack cocaine in Rutland from an apartment on Park Street.  After a confidential informant purchased drugs from a person living in the apartment, law enforcement obtained a state court search warrant.  During the search, Eshone Williams fled from the apartment on foot but was apprehended.  When Williams was searched, law enforcement found 15 grams of crack cocaine, 62 bags of heroin, and $5,670 in his pants pockets.  Back at the apartment, investigators located 300 bags of heroin and approximately 75 grams of crack cocaine in a coat belonging to Williams.  A total of $13,676 in U.S. currency was seized from Williams’ person and from the apartment. 

Williams was arrested on March 1, 2013 by Vermont State Police for state prosecution.  Due to the serious nature of the offence, however, his case was later adopted by the Office of the United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin.  On July 17, 2013, a federal grand jury indicted Williams for federal drug crimes.  Williams pled guilty on December 9, 2013 to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) and heroin between approximately February, 2013 and March 1, 2013.  Williams has been detained in prison since his arrest.

     This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police.  The United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin, commends that agency for its work.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, Nancy J. Creswell.  Williams was represented by David McColgin, Assistant Federal Public Defender.
Updated June 22, 2015