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Michigan Man Faces Drug Charge

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

Burlington, Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Terry Catchings, Jr., aka “Biggs,” 28, of Detroit, Michigan, appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle for arraignment on a federal drug charge. In March 2023, a federal grand jury returned a third superseding indictment charging Catchings, Jr.; Fredrick Campbell II, aka “Momo,” 19, of Detroit, Michigan; and Jason Sicely, aka “Jay,” 35, of Barre, Vermont, with conspiring to distribute heroin and methamphetamine between July 2022 and August 4, 2022.  

As for Catchings’ co-defendants, Campbell was arrested on August 4, 2022, Sicely was arrested on January 19, 2023, and both have previously appeared in United States District Court on this matter.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an indictment contains allegations only and that Catchings, Campbell, and Sicely are presumed innocent until and unless convicted of a crime. The drug conspiracy charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Any sentence in the case would be determined with reference to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Vermont Drug Task Force, the Montpelier Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  

The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Ophardt. Catchings is represented by Kevin Henry, Esq. Campbell is represented by Gregory Mertz, Esq. Sicely is represented by Mark Oettinger, Esq.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit


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Updated June 14, 2023

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