Mt. Holly man sentenced to 3 years in prison

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MOUNT HOLLY — A 29-year-old man from Mt. Holly was recently sentenced in court.

Cody Ahonen will serve 48 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to possessing cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute and possessing firearms as a prohibited person.

Judge Christina Reiss ordered that Ahonen serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term and forfeit firearms that were seized during this investigation.

Ahonen has been incarcerated since his arrest in September 2021.

On September 15, 2021, Vermont State Police arrested Ahonen after they responded to a motor vehicle incident on U.S. Route 4 near Killington.

During the investigation at the scene and after executing search warrants for Ahonen’s car and hotel room, law enforcement seized two handguns, a rifle, ammunition, and about 175 grams of cocaine and cocaine base.

Ahonen is prohibited from possessing any firearms because he was previously convicted of a
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

In his guilty plea last summer, Ahonen admitted that he intended to distribute the seized drugs.

This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives.

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