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Morristown Man Faces Federal Drug Charge for Violation of the Controlled Substances Act

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 stated that on March 23, 2023, Michael Ulrich, 32, of Morristown, Vermont, was charged in an indictment with knowingly allowing his residence to be a drug-involved premises at which controlled substances were stored and distributed. The defendant was arraigned on the indictment on March 30, 2023, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle, and is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further proceedings.

According to court records, on February 28, 2023, law enforcement executed a state search warrant at Ulrich’s residence in Morristown, Vermont. Inside of the house, investigators found glassine bags intended for the packaging of controlled substances, a digital scale used to weigh quantities of controlled substances, more than 50 grams of cocaine, and a firearm. 

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Morristown Police Department, the Stowe Police Department, the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, and the Vermont State Police.  

If convicted, Ulrich faces up to twenty years of imprisonment. The actual sentence, however, would be determined with reference to the advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty.

The United States is represented in this matter by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary B. Stendig. Michael Ulrich is represented by Mary Nerino, Esq. of the Office of the Federal Public Defender.


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Updated March 30, 2023

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