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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 3, 2019

St. Albans Man Sentenced For Drug Distribution

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jeffry Robtoy, 49, of St. Albans, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to serve 42 months in prison after his guilty plea to distribution of heroin and cocaine base. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered Robtoy to serve a three year term of supervised release upon his release from prison.

According to court records and proceedings, Robtoy sold heroin and cocaine base at his North Elm Street residence on April 24, 2017. Then on November 2, 2017, law enforcement entered the North Elm Street residence in order to evict Robtoy and execute an outstanding arrest warrant for him. Inside the residence, they found co-defendant Andre Hudson, from Connecticut, in one of the bedrooms. They subsequently searched the residence and found large knives and drug paraphernalia in Robtoy’s bedroom. In the bedroom where Hudson was located, they found over 7 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl and over 14 grams of cocaine base.

Hudson has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base. He has not yet been sentenced.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicole Cate and Jonathan Ophardt handled the prosecution.  Robtoy was represented by Michelle Anderson Barth, Esq.  U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan commended the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the St. Albans Police Department in the investigation and prosecution of Robtoy.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated May 3, 2019