South Burlington man sentenced to prison for distributing cocaine

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BURLINGTON — A South Burlington man has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home detention following his guilty plea to a charge of distribution of cocaine.

According to court records, 63-year-old Bruce Erdmann’s conviction stemmed from a March 2021 incident in which he distributed cocaine to an individual within his residence, resulting in a non-fatal overdose.

Erdmann was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and serve three years of federal supervised release.

The sentence was imposed by Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford with reference to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

“We commend the United States Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners as we work together to protect the public health,” said Special Agent in Charge Fernando P. McMillan of the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations New York Field Office.

U.S. Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest thanked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the South Burlington Police Department for their investigatory work on this case.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Kimberly Ang and Nate Burris, while Erdmann was represented by Attorney Ian Carleton, Esq.

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