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Tyler Orvis Indicted for Federal Drug Crimes

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

Burlington, Vermont - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on February 21, 2023, Tyler Orvis, 40, of Milton, Vermont, was arrested in connection with an indictment charging violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act for drug trafficking and related activity.

According to court records, between October 2022 and December 30, 2022, Orvis conspired with others to distribute cocaine and fentanyl in Vermont.  On December 29, 2022, the Milton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a state search warrant at Orvis’ residence in Milton, Vermont.  Inside of the house, investigators found thousands of glassine bags intended for the packaging of controlled substances, and various additional items used to manufacture and distribute controlled substances.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Milton Police Department, Lamoille County Sheriff’s Office, Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Essex Police Department.

The defendant made his initial appearance on February 23, 2023, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle, and is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further proceedings.

If convicted, Orvis faces up to twenty years of imprisonment on each charge.  The actual sentence, however, would be determined by the District Court with guidance from the advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty.

The United States is represented in this matter by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary B. Stendig.  Tyler Orvis is represented by Mark Kaplan, Esq. 


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Updated February 23, 2023

Drug Trafficking