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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Burlington Man Convicted In Federal Court For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine Base

Eugenia A.P. Cowles, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Albert Johnson, 55, of Burlington, Vermont was sentenced on March 6, 2015 by Chief United States District Court Judge Christina Reiss, to 50 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base in Vermont.  Johnson was also sentenced to 5 years of supervised release following his release from prison.

According to Court records, on March 8, 2014, members of the Burlington Police Department executed a state search warrant at an apartment on College Street in Burlington, Vermont and arrested Albert Johnson, known on the street as “MD.”  Johnson was in possession of crack cocaine that he intended to sell in Vermont.  At the time Johnson was arrested, he was being supervised by the Office of Vermont Probation and Parole for a 2012 state drug conviction in Vermont.

Johnson was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 27, 2014.  He pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base on November 12, 2014.  He has been detained in prison since his arrest.

This case was investigated by the Burlington Police Department.  The Acting United States Attorney, Eugenia A.P. Cowles, commends that agency for its work.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy J. Creswell.  The defendant was represented by Attorney Michael L. Desautels of the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

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Updated June 22, 2015