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Press Release

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

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 on January 31, 2022, Tirrell Adams, 36, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced in United States District Court to serve 37 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and fentanyl.  U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered Adams to serve a three (3) year term of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment.  

According to court records and proceedings, Adams agreed to meet with an undercover special agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives so Adams could sell to the undercover special agent cocaine base and fentanyl for $5,500.  On May 10, 2021, when Adams showed up at the meet location in Northfield, Vermont he was taken into custody.  Law enforcement searched Adams incident to arrest and discovered what was later determined to be 90.9 grams of cocaine base and 16.6 grams of fentanyl. 

U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Rutland Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Vermont Drug Task Force in the collaborative investigation and prosecution of Adams.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara A. Masterson handled the prosecution of Adams.  Assistant Federal Public Defender Steven L. Barth represented Adams.

Updated January 31, 2022

Drug Trafficking