Rutland Town Woman and Shrewsbury Man Sentenced to 24 Months Imprisonment for Narcotics Distribution in Rutland Area
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Andi Majka, 28, of Rutland Town, and Young Lim, 35, of Shrewsbury, have been sentenced to imprisonment for their respective roles in distributing crack cocaine and heroin in the Rutland area over a few year period. Both had previously pled guilty to distribution of crack cocaine and, according to court records, both also sold heroin.
Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford of the United States District Court in Rutland sentenced both Lim and Majka to twenty-four months imprisonment. Judge Crawford also imposed a three-year period of supervision by the United States Probation Office, i.e. “Supervised Release,” which begins after each is released from prison.
According to court records, Lim and Majka sold crack and heroin in the Rutland area for a few year period ending in October 2015, when they were arrested on federal drug distribution charges. According to court records, at one point in 2015 they were obtaining up to ten grams of heroin and one ounce of crack cocaine per day from out-of-state dealers. They then sold a significant portion of their narcotics to support their own drug addictions.
For several months in 2016, Majka and Lim were participating in the Federal Drug Court Program in Rutland. Federal defendants are potentially eligible for this program depending on a variety of factors including whether their offenses were addiction driven and whether their offense conduct involved violence. If Lim and Majka had successfully completed the Federal Drug Court Program, both would have received a probationary sentence. However, after both repeatedly used drugs during the program and misrepresented their conduct to the Probation Office and before the Drug Court, Judge Crawford suspended them from the program and ordered them detained.
This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Rutland Police Department. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Perella. Majka is represented by David Watts, Esq. of Burlington. Lim is represented by Kevin Henry, Esq. of Burlington.