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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Cameron Weaver Sentenced For Possession With Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Cameron Weaver, a resident of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Rutland after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base.  Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford sentenced Weaver to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  Mr. Weaver has been incarcerated since his arrest on March 13, 2018. 

According to court records, on March 13, 2018, the Vermont Drug Task Force used a confidential informant to purchase from Weaver approximately seven grams of cocaine base, commonly referred to as crack cocaine, and over 100 bags of heroin.  Subsequent laboratory testing confirmed that the bags tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.  Shortly after the purchase, law enforcement stopped Mr. Weaver’s car and placed him under arrest.  During a subsequent search of Weaver, law enforcement recovered approximately $4700 in cash, just over 400 bags of heroin, and approximately 8 grams of cocaine base.  Subsequent laboratory testing confirmed that the heroin tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.  These seizures of cash and drugs occurred while Weaver was on pre-trial diversion for a felony money laundering offense in New Jersey.     

This case was investigated by the Vermont Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the South Burlington Police Department.  Weaver is represented by Jason J. Sawyer.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ophardt.

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Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated November 6, 2018