Colchester man sentenced to 49 months in prison

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BURLINGTON — Marc Wells, a 48-year-old resident of Colchester, has been sentenced to 49 months in federal prison and a 5-year term of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl on June 2, 2021.

This was announced by the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont on March 13, 2023.

Court records reveal that investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at Wells’ residence.

During the search, they found and seized around 2,181 glassine baggies containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

Wells, who has two prior federal drug convictions, admitted that he intended to distribute a portion of those narcotics.

In sentencing Wells, U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss noted the seriousness of the offense and the defendant’s previous convictions.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest applauded the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Burlington Resident Office, in uncovering and prosecuting Wells’ illegal activities.

The opioid epidemic continues to claim lives across the United States, with Vermont being one of the states hardest hit by this crisis.

The efforts of law enforcement agencies are crucial in combating this epidemic and bringing those responsible for drug trafficking to justice.

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