Man sentenced to 5 years for drug trafficking in Rutland

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RUTLAND — A 31-year-old man from Brooklyn, New York, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing controlled substances in Vermont, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont.

Jazzmeek Johnson was sentenced by United States District Judge Christina Reiss on Tuesday.

Following his release, he will also be required to serve a three-year term of supervised release. Johnson has been detained since his arrest in July 2022.

Court records show that Johnson sold controlled substances to a confidential informant on five separate occasions.

On May 31, 2022, he sold cocaine base and fentanyl to a confidential informant in Rutland.

Johnson was arrested on July 17, 2022, during a traffic stop.

Following his arrest, he confessed to selling drugs out of the Highlander Motel in Rutland.

The investigatory efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, Rutland City Police Department, and the Vermont State Police were commended by United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest.

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