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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 6, 2021

Connecticut Man Sentenced to 46 Months Imprisonment for Selling Crack Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet of Huntington Elementary School

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Dorian Johnson (a.k.a. “Jon”), 28, of Bloomfield, Connecticut was sentenced today to 46 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release following his conviction on two counts of drug trafficking. Johnson had previously pled guilty to distributing cocaine base within 1,000 feet of the Brewster Pierce Memorial School in Huntington, Vermont on November 5, 2020; and, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, on January 1, 2021. 

According to court records, on November 5, 2020, Johnson distributed approximately 25 grams of cocaine base at a residence on Main Road in Huntington, within 1,000 feet of the Brewster Pierce Memorial School. The street name for cocaine base is crack. The defendant also distributed smaller amounts of heroin and fentanyl in Huntington. On January 1, 2021, during a traffic stop in Richmond, Vermont, law enforcement seized approximately 88 grams of cocaine base and 45 grams of cocaine powder. These drugs belonged to Johnson, who was a passenger in this vehicle, and Johnson intended to sell the drugs in Vermont. The vehicle had just made a short-duration trip from Vermont to Connecticut and back. 

This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police Narcotics Investigation Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella. The defendant was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Steven Barth.        

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 6, 2021