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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rutland Woman Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin


The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Megan Harpp, 26, of Rutland, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford to 24 months imprisonment. Harpp previously pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. Judge Crawford also sentenced Harpp to three years of supervised release, which will begin when Harpp is released from jail.

According to Court records, on April 14, 2016, Louis Tobin and Megan Harpp were stopped by the Vermont State Police on Route 103 in Rutland County. Tobin had a bag in the car, which contained approximately 2,050 bags of heroin. Tobin also possessed about 37 bags of heroin on his person along with $1,735 in cash. Both Tobin and Harpp were returning from Chicopee, Massachusetts, where they purchased the heroin. They had intended to return to the Rutland area, where they would sell the heroin. Both Harpp and Tobin were arrested and indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin by the federal grand jury sitting in Rutland. Louis Tobin, formally of both Rutland and Bennington, Vermont, was previously sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford to 48 months imprisonment.

After Harpp’s arrest in April 2016, she was released on conditions pending trial but failed to appear at a subsequent proceeding. Harpp was a fugitive for more than a year before she was arrested in the New York City area in December 2017.

This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella. Megan Harpp is represented by Steven Barth of the Federal Public Defenders Office. Tobin was represented by Michael Shklar, Esq., of Newport, Vermont.

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