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Press Release

Brooklyn, New York Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

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 on December 27, 2022, Jermaine Dixon, 39, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont to serve 14 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count of distribution of cocaine base.  U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered Dixon to serve a three-year term of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment.

According to court records and proceedings, in December 2021, Dixon sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant in the Burlington area on two occasions.  On January 7, 2022, law enforcement responded to a residence in Burlington regarding a report of several men fighting.  As police officers approached the residence, a detective on the perimeter of the building observed Dixon lean out of a broken window and throw two baggies onto the roof.  The detective retrieved the baggies, which together contained over 50 grams of cocaine base.  Dixon was arrested and has been detained since then.
U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the efforts of the Burlington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the investigation and prosecution of Dixon.  

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Boscia handled the prosecution of Dixon.  Ian P. Carleton, Esq. and Devin T. McKnight, Esq. of Sheehey, Furlong & Behm P.C. represented Dixon.

Updated January 4, 2023

Drug Trafficking