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Description: Burlington, Vermont criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug distribution.
On January 29, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at 8 Sheldon Place in Rutland, Vermont. Court records show that Olyinka Babatunde, a/k/a "tom,", age 23, from Brooklyn, New York, and Quadeim Mack, also from Brooklyn, used this residence as a base station to distribute drugs in the Rutland area. In an upstairs bedroom, law enforcement seized 9 grams of fentanyl, 57 grams of cocaine base, and 50 grams of cocaine. Law enforcement also seized a loaded .22 caliber revolver and $13,050 of drug proceeds. Judge Sessions previously sentenced Mack to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine base, and cocaine.
In the plea agreement, the government and Babatunde agreed to a term of imprisonment of 36 months and that the federal sentence be served concurrently to the defendant’s state sentence in New York for attempted murder (2nd degree), a charge to which Babatunde previously pleaded guilty and agreed to an eight-year sentence.
U.S. Attorney Nikolas Kerest commended the investigative efforts of the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Rutland City Police Department.
21:841(a), 841(b)(1)(C).F NARCOTICS - SELL, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE - knowingly distributed fentanyl
Outcome: Imprisonment for a term of 36 months, concurrent to any sentence yet to be imposed in People of the State of New York v. Olayinka Babatunde, 00867-2020, followed by 3 years of S/R with special conditions; fines waived; $100 S/A remitted.