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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Burlington Man Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Brent McDonald, 60, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced on January 30, 2014, in United States District Court in Brattleboro, Vermont, to serve 151-months imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release following his guilty plea to four counts of possession and distribution of crack cocaine and heroin.  Senior United States District Judge J. Garvan Murtha also ordered McDonald to pay a $400 special assessment. 

According to court records, at the time of the offense conduct, McDonald was a career offender on supervised release from his prior federal conviction for drug trafficking and possessing a firearm while drug trafficking.  McDonald sold crack cocaine on three occasions to a confidential informant.  When law enforcement executed a search warrant at McDonald’s residence, they discovered quantities of crack cocaine and heroin. 

United States Attorney Coffin commended the work of the Burlington Police Department in the investigation of the case.  Mr. McDonald was represented by Elizabeth D. Mann.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara A. Masterson.

Updated June 22, 2015