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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Former Rutland Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine and Ordered to Forfeit $8,000 in Drug Proceeds

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Javon Wright (a.k.a. “Ace”), 32, previously of Rutland, Vermont, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to 21 months imprisonment for the crime of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in the Rutland area. Wright had previously pled guilty to this offense. Judge Crawford also sentenced Wright to three years of supervised release by the United States Probation Office, which begins after Wright serves his term of imprisonment.

As part of the plea agreement, the parties agreed to the 21-month sentence and the forfeiture of the $8,294 in drug proceeds, which the Bennington Police Department seized from Wright after a traffic stop in Bennington on March 15, 2016. According to the Government’s allegations, in and around March 2016, Wright paid persons in the Rutland area crack cocaine to allow him to stay at their residence and also to help him transport and sell his drugs. Judge Crawford accepted the parties’ recommendation of a 21-month sentence, in part, because of Wright’s drug addiction issues.

This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force, the Rutland City Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States. Wright is represented by Robert Sussman, Esq., of Burlington, Vermont.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 20, 2017