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South Burlington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with Cocaine Distribution Resulting in a Non-Fatal Overdose

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

Burlington, Vermont – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont stated that Bruce Erdmann, 63, of South Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced today, to three months of incarceration and three months of home detention following his guilty plea to a charge of distribution of cocaine. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered Erdmann to pay a $4,000 fine and serve three years of federal supervised release. The sentence imposed by Judge Crawford was determined with reference to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. 
According to court records, Erdmann’s conviction stemmed from a March of 2021 incident in which he distributed cocaine to an individual within his residence, resulting in a non-fatal overdose.

Special Agent in Charge Fernando P. McMillan, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations New York Field Office, stated, “We commend the United States Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners as we work together to protect the public health.” 

U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest thanked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the South Burlington Police Department for their investigatory work on this case.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kimberly Ang and Nate Burris. Erdmann was represented by Attorney Ian Carleton, Esq.


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Updated April 7, 2023

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