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Colchester Man Sentenced for Heroin and Fentanyl Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on March 13, 2023, Marc Wells, 48, of Colchester, Vermont, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss to 49 months’ imprisonment and a 5-year term of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl on June 2, 2021.

According to court records, on June 2, 2021, investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at Wells’ Colchester residence, where investigators seized approximately 2,181 glassine baggies that contained a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. Wells, who has two prior federal drug convictions, admitted that he intended to distribute a portion of those narcotics.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Burlington Resident Office, in the investigation and prosecution of Wells.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. Gilman represented the government. Jordana M. Levine, Esq. represented Wells.


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Updated March 14, 2023

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