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Philadelphia Man Sentenced To Jail For Conspiring To Distribute Heroin In Burlington, Vermont

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

Tristram J. Coffin, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Aaron Gray, 21, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge William K. Sessions III to one year and one day in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in Burlington, Vermont.

According to court records, Gray began to sell heroin in Burlington during the fall of 2012 and continued until he was arrested in early January, 2013 by the Burlington Police Department.  Gray obtained his heroin from a source in Philadelphia and he utilized a courier to transport the drugs to Vermont.  The courier traveled to Vermont either by Amtrak or on the MegaBus.

Gray was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 21, 2013 and appeared for an arraignment in federal court on May 28, 2013.  He pled guilty on October 23, 2013 to a one count Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

This case was investigated by the Burlington Police Department.  The United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin, commends the Burlington Police Department for its work.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy J. Creswell.  Gray was represented by the Federal Public Defender, Michael Desautels.

Updated June 22, 2015