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Press Release

Burlington Man Sentenced to 96 Months In Prison For Crack Cocaine Trafficking

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 March 22, 2018, Travis Barrow, 31, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to the charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base. United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered that Barrow serve four years of supervised release after his prison term.

According to court records, during April and May of 2017, Barrow sold cocaine base to an informant on three separate occasions. When a federal search warrant was executed at his Burlington residence, law enforcement located more than 100 grams of cocaine base and more than $6,000 of U.S. currency. Barrow has been in federal custody since the time of his arrest.

For his crimes, Barrow faced a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence and a statutory maximum term of 40 years in prison. The government and the defense agreed that a 96-month prison sentence was appropriate. In imposing that sentence, Judge Crawford considered a number of factors, including the severity of the offense, the harm drugs have caused the Vermont community, and Barrow’s criminal record, which included four felony drug convictions.

United States Attorney Christina E. Nolan commended the efforts of the Burlington Police Department and the Milton Police Department for their collaborative investigation of this case.

The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nate Burris. Barrow was represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels.

Updated March 22, 2018

Drug Trafficking