Milton man facing federal drug charges

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MILTON — A 40-year-old man from Milton was arrested on federal drug charges.

On February 21, Tyler Orvis, was arrested in connection with an indictment charging violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act for drug trafficking and related activity.

According to court records, between October 2022 and December 30, 2022, Orvis conspired with others to distribute cocaine and fentanyl in Vermont.

On December 29, 2022, the Milton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a state search warrant at Orvis’ residence in Milton.

Inside of the house, investigators found thousands of glassine bags intended for the packaging of controlled substances, and various additional items used to manufacture and distribute controlled substances.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Milton Police Department, Lamoille County Sheriff’s Office, Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Essex Police Department.

Orvis made his initial appearance yesterday and is being held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further proceedings.

If convicted, Orvis faces up to 20 years of imprisonment on each charge.

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