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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

South Burlington Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison For Trafficking 10,000 Bags of Heroin into Vermont

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on May 29, 2018, Adam Jankowski, 33, was sentenced to 92 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to the charge of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered that Jankowski serve four years of federal supervised release after his prison term.

According to court records, in July of 2016 the Burlington Police Department commenced an investigation into the defendant and his involvement in trafficking heroin. In November of 2016 the Burlington Police Department seized nearly 2,500 bags of heroin from a vehicle returning to South Burlington from Holyoke, Massachusetts. Following his arrest, Jankowski admitted to trafficking at least 10,000 bags of heroin into Vermont between August and December of 2016.

For his crimes, Jankowski faced a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence and a statutory maximum term of 40 years in prison. In imposing a sentence of 92 months, Judge Crawford considered a number of factors, including the severity of the offense, the harm heroin has caused to Vermont communities, and Jankowski’s criminal record.

United States Attorney Christina E. Nolan commended the efforts of the Burlington Police Department for their work in this investigation.

“During his 92 months in federal prison, Mr. Jankowski will have time to reflect on the ways he exploited Vermonters and stripped them of their dignity,” said Brandon del Pozo, Burlington Chief of Police. “There are no set of mitigating circumstances that ‘force’ Jankowski to profit from destroying people’s lives. The court has sentenced him accordingly. I’d like to thank our police, marshals and the US Attorney for Vermont for making that possible.”

The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nate Burris. Jankowski was represented by Assistant Federal Public Defender Elizabeth Quinn.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated May 30, 2018