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Newport Man Sentenced to 90 Months in Jail For Pharmacy Burglary and Firearms Offenses

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

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on August 2, 2019, Daniel Greenwood, age 43, was sentenced to 90 months in jail in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Greenwood had previously pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in October 2017 and to committing a burglary of the Kinney Drugs in Cambridge, Vermont that same month. At the time of offenses, Greenwood had absconded from state supervision and was a fugitive during late 2017. He was arrested in late 2017 in Massachusetts and charged in connection with another burglary offense for which he is currently serving a sentence.

The firearms possession charge relates to a burglary of a residence in Thetford, Vermont, on October 21, during which Greenwood attempted to steal the homeowner’s hunting rifle. The homeowner, however, arrived home during the burglary and forcibly took back his rifle as Greenwood was fleeing the scene. Greenwood has a prior federal firearms conviction, according to the charges. The pharmacy burglary charge is a federal crime because Greenwood is alleged to have stolen over $500 in controlled substances during the burglary, which occurred on the night of October 15 when the pharmacy was closed.

The indictment against Greenwood was the culmination of a multi-agency investigation. The collaborative effort was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Vermont State Police, with the assistance of United States Marshals Service; the Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations; the Newport Police Department; the Lamoille and Orleans County Sheriffs; and the Holyoke, Massachusetts, Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Paul J. Van de Graaf was prosecuting the case. Greenwood was represented by Attorney Karen Shingler.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated August 5, 2019

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