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Connecticut Man Sentenced to 36-Month Prison Sentence for Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

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 yesterday Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey Crawford sentenced Shiquan Mangual, 28, of Hartford, Connecticut, to a 36-month period of incarceration, to be followed by three years of supervised release, upon Mangual’s conviction by guilty plea of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.  

According to court records, Mangual was arrested by the FBI on June 9, 2021, in connection with a search of a farmhouse in Randolph, Vermont.  During the search agents found several firearms, including a loaded handgun, distribution quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, as well as more than $7,500 in United States currency.  Mangual has been in the custody of the United States Marshals Service during the pendency of the prosecution.  

This case was investigated by the FBI, working with the Vermont State Police, the Montpelier Police Department, the Northfield Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration in Connecticut.  

Mangual was represented by Assistant Federal Defender Steven Barth. The Assistant United States Attorney handling the prosecution was Michael Drescher.  

Updated May 12, 2022

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