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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ieshia Jones Of Winooski Sentenced For Heroin Distribution

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Ieshia Jones, 27, of Winooski was sentenced today to time served, followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Chief Judge Christina Reiss further ordered that Jones be subject to a curfew with location monitoring for a term of six months.

According to court records, law enforcement conducted four controlled purchases totaling 117 bags of heroin from Jones in April and May 2014 in St. Albans, Winooski, and Burlington. During an attempted controlled buy of heroin from Jones on May 13, 2014 in South Burlington, Jones took the informant’s money and fled the area in her car without providing the heroin. Law enforcement located and arrested Jones shortly thereafter in Essex. Upon arrest, Jones admitted that she had distributed heroin to the informant and others in the past.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of United States Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Winooski Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Doyle handled the prosecution of this case. Jones was represented by Steven L. Barth of the Federal Defender’s Office.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 26, 2016