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Press Release

Dylan Avery Imprisoned For Possessing Firearms

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

The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Dylan Avery, 21, of Barre, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Rutland to 60 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge that he possessed firearms as a convicted felon.  Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Avery serve three years of supervised release when he completes his prison term.  Avery has been incarcerated since his arrest in June 2018.

According to court records, federal agents executed a search warrant at Avery’s home in Barre in May 2018.  During the search, agents recovered nine firearms, most of which had been stolen in a burglary in central Vermont.  Avery is prohibited from possessing any firearms because he has a felony drug conviction in New Hampshire.  Agents believed that other guns taken in the burglary had been trafficked in Springfield, Massachusetts by William Lemagdelaine, a friend of Avery’s.  Lemagdelaine also pled guilty to a federal firearms charge and was sentenced to 72 months of imprisonment last April.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vermont State Police, and local law enforcement agencies.  U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan commended the collaborative investigation, stating:  “This case exemplifies how we have, and will continue to, use our many federal firearms laws to take dangerous offenders out of communities and keep Vermonters safer.  We will pursue serious consequences across the state for those who traffic and illegally possess firearms.” 

Avery is represented by John Mabie.  The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.

Updated August 6, 2019

Firearms Offenses