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

Monday, November 26, 2018

Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 72 Months In Jail For Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Christina E. Nolan, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Shane David, 24, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Burlington by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss, to 72 months in prison followed by four years of post-release supervision, for possession with intent to distribute approximately 1.4 kilograms of crack cocaine and 1.05 kilograms of marijuana.

According to court records, on October 14, 2017, David was stopped by Vermont State Police for speeding on VT Route 22A in West Haven, Vermont.  A subsequent investigation led to substantial seizures from the vehicle of crack cocaine and marijuana with a combined street value of between $170,000 and $200,000.

On January 11, 2018, David was indicted by a federal grand jury on a one-count indictment charging him with Possession with Intent to Distribute crack cocaine and marijuana.  David pleaded guilty to a Superseding Information on August 10, 2018, pursuant to a negotiated plea agreement.

The case was jointly investigated by the Vermont State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The United States Attorney commends those agencies for their work and cooperation.  David was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Elizabeth Quinn.  The prosecutor was Assistant U.S. Attorney Abigail Averbach.

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Updated November 26, 2018