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Winooski Resident Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Cocaine

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 Julie Overfield, 63, of Winooski, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve 40 months in prison after Overfield was convicted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine.  Overfield also received a 24-month prison sentence, to run concurrent with the 40-month sentence, for violating terms of supervised release that were imposed following a conviction in the District of Arizona for conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey Crawford ordered that after Overfield’s release from prison, Overfield must serve a three-year term of supervised release.

According to court records, the Winooski Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating Julie Overfield in February of 2022. On two occasions, Overfield sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant assisting law enforcement. On March 23, 2022, the DEA executed a federal search warrant at Overfield’s Winooski residence, resulting in the seizure of 60 grams of cocaine, 36 grams of cocaine base, 13.5 grams of methamphetamine, and $4,341 of cash. Laboratory testing revealed that all of the methamphetamine was of high purity, commonly referred to as “Ice.” 
United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Winooski Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan A. Ophardt handled the prosecution.  Federal Defender Michael Desautels, Esq. represented Overfield.


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Updated March 15, 2023

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