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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Three Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl in Rutland County

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Brent Campbell, also known as “Marv” and “Slim,” 35, of Waterbury, CT, as well as Jeffrey Haynes, 37, and Marlana Gibeault, 46, both of Rutland County, VT appeared yesterday and today in United States District Court in Burlington, VT following their arrests on charges related to the distribution of heroin and fentanyl.  Campbell and Haynes were also charged with engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base, and cocaine base distribution. 

According to court documents, the Vermont Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine base in the Rutland, Vermont area.  The investigation used confidential informants under the supervision of the Vermont Drug Task Force to conduct purchases of controlled substances from Campbell, Haynes, and Gibeault.  In the course of the investigation, law enforcement conducted five separate purchases of controlled substances.

On June 25, 2019, the Vermont Drug Task Force and the FBI arrested Campbell and executed a federal search warrant at storage unit in Rutland, Vermont.  In the storage unit, law enforcement found approximately half a kilogram of cocaine. 

Campbell appeared before United States Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy in Burlington on June 26, 2019 to answer charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base, and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base. Campbell was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. 

On June 27, 2019, Haynes and Gibeault appeared before Judge Conroy.  Haynes is charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base, and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base.  Gibeault is charged with the distribution of heroin and fentanyl. Gibeault was released on conditions. A detention hearing for Haynes will be held on June 28, 2019.

The charges against Campbell, Haynes and Gibeault are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

In addition to the Vermont Drug Task Force and the FBI, members from the Rutland City Police and Vermont State Police-Rutland Barracks assisted with the arrest and search warrant.

Campbell is represented by Stephanie Greenlees, Esq.  Haynes is represented by Richard C. Bothfeld, Esq.  Gibeault is represented by Edward M. Kenney, Esq.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. Gilman represents the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated June 27, 2019