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Upstate New York Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Crystal Meth Case

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

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that on Friday, April 7, 2017, Justin R. Brennan, 37, of Queensbury, New York, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Burlington following his guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute Five Grams or More of Methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Brennan to 33 months in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision.

According to court records, the defendant was charged by information with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “crystal meth.” As part of the plea agreement, Brennan stipulated that between April 2015 and April 2016, he conspired to take possession of between 1.5 and 4.5 kilograms of methamphetamine for the purposes of distribution in Vermont and elsewhere.

On or about April 13, 2016, Brennan sold approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to a cooperating witness for the government. Law enforcement discovered that Brennan had fronted a significant amount of methamphetamine to his customers, including approximately 56 grams shortly before his arrest in April 2016. During the execution of a search warrant at Brennan’s upstate New York residence, law enforcement agents discovered over 50 grams of methamphetamine that Brennan had planned to distribute for profit.

Acting United States Attorney Eugenia A.P. Cowles credited the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force and the New York State Police, for their hard work and cooperation in the investigation of this case.

Brennan was represented by Richard Goldsborough, Esq. The prosecutor was Assistant U.S. Attorney Abigail Averbach.

Updated April 10, 2017

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