NEW HAVEN –– The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont has announced the arrest of Zaquikon T. Roy, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, following a criminal complaint from Vermont for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Roy was apprehended in Lewiston yesterday and made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Portland today. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Frink Wolf ordered that Roy be detained and transferred to the District of Vermont for additional proceedings.
In April 2021, during the search of a vehicle in Fair Haven, the Vermont State Police found a firearm that was subsequently linked to Roy.
Court records indicate that the gun was tied to Roy’s alleged involvement in cocaine distribution. Additionally, at the time he was in possession of the weapon, Roy already had prior felony convictions on his record.
Should Roy be found guilty of the charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison for the offense outlined in the criminal complaint, accompanied by a fine of up to $250,000.
The investigation into this matter was led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in collaboration with the Vermont State Police.