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Milton Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution Activities

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

Burlington, Vermont – The United States Attorney’s Office stated that Stephen Boles, 30, of Milton Vermont, was sentenced today by the Hon. William K. Sessions III, United States District Judge, to 5-years of incarceration to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute the drug. According to the facts agreed to by the parties, on or about May 18, 2022, Stephen Boles was found in possession of over 10,000 glassine baggies of fentanyl, a CZ 9-mm pistol, and  ammunition at his home in Milton. Officers also found over $190,000.00 and drug packaging materials at the residence. 

This was Boles’s second federal drug conviction. In imposing the 5 year sentence, Judge Sessions varied downward from the otherwise applicable Advisory Sentencing Guidelines in part to recognize Boles’s struggles with addiction.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office thanked the DEA and the Milton Police Department for their work on the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles represented the United States. Mark Kaplan, Esq. represented Mr. Boles.


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Updated June 5, 2023

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