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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Three Arrested On Charges Of Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Steven Miller, 30, of Brooklyn, NY, Jenna Gonyo, 29, of Colchester, VT and Cleveland London, 22, of Brooklyn, NY, made initial appearances on January 30, 2015,  in the United States District Court in Burlington, following their arrests for conspiracy to distribute heroin.  U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy detained the defendants pending a detention hearing currently scheduled for February 3, 2015.   

According to court documents, on January 29, 2014, the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force received information that Miller and Gonyo had just returned from the NYC area with heroin and crack cocaine, and were headed to the Chittenden County area to distribute those drugs.  A State Police Trooper stopped the vehicle occupied by Miller and Gonyo, and a search of the car uncovered approximately 64 grams of heroin, 14.8 grams of powder cocaine and 27.6 grams of crack cocaine.  Further investigation revealed that a residence in Concord, VT, contained additional drugs that had been supplied by Miller and possibly a handgun carried by Miller.  A search of that residence resulted in the recovery of a handgun, approximately 250 bags of heroin and approximately 2.5 grams of crack.  London was inside the residence when the search commenced and investigation determined that London worked for Miller in distributing the heroin and crack cocaine.    

The Acting United States Attorney, Eugenia A.P. Cowles, emphasized that the charge against Miller, Gonyo and London is merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

If convicted, the defendants face up to twenty years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000,000.  The actual sentence would be determined with reference to federal sentencing guidelines.

Miller is represented by Ernest M. Allen, III. Esq.  Gonyo is represented by Michael Straub, Esq. London is represented by Robert Behrens, Esq.  The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy G. Fuller.

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Updated June 22, 2015