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Case Number: 2:22-cr-00077
Judge: Christina Reiss
Court: United States District Court for the District of Vermont (Chittenden County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Burlington
Description: Burlington, Vermont criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distributing controlled substances, specifically cocaine base and fentanyl.
Law enforcement began investigating Jazzmeek Johnson in August 2021. During the course of the investigation, Mr. Johnson sold controlled substances to a confidential informant on five separate occasions. On one of those occasions, May 31, 2022, Mr. Johnson sold cocaine base and fentanyl to a confidential informant in Rutland, Vermont. Mr. Johnson was arrested on July 17, 2022, during a traffic stop. Following his arrest, Mr. Johnson confessed to selling drugs out of the Highlander Motel in Rutland.
United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, Rutland City Police Department, and the Vermont State Police.
Assistant United States Attorneys Jonathan Ophardt, Corinne Smith, and Zachary Stendig handled the prosecution. Heather Ross, Esq. represented Jazzmeek Johnson.
21:841(a), 841(b)(1)(C).F NARCOTICS - SELL, DISTRIBUTE, OR DISPENSE - knowingly distributed cocaine base and fentanyl
Outcome: Imprisonment for a term of 60 months with credit for time served and to run concurrent to any sentence imposed in his New York case, followed by 3 years S/R with conditions.