Rodney Carroll Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison Following Conviction for Distribution of Cocaine Base
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on March
15, 2021, United States District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Rodney Carroll to 30 months in
prison plus 7 years of supervised release following his guilty plea to distribution of cocaine base.
Carroll was arrested in connection with the January 14, 2020 search of 77 Business Route
4 in Rutland, Vermont and was charged with two counts of cocaine base distribution. According
to court documents, Carroll, a 41-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident, travelled to
Rutland three times in the November 2019 to January 2020 timeframe to sell cocaine base.
Carroll was apprehended as part of a multi-agency law enforcement effort that focused on
drug trafficking in the Rutland area in early 2020. See https://www.justice.gov/usao-vt/pr/27-
individuals-charged-or-arrested-part-joint-law-enforcement-effort. The Vermont Drug Task
Force, the Rutland City Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation provided
investigative assistance in the case against Carroll. The coordinated law enforcement effort
focusing on Rutland, Vermont was conducted as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement
Task Force (OCDETF) Program. OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative
approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and
dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug
trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources
to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest. Rodney Carroll
was represented by Steven L. Barth, Esq.