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Two Men Sentenced To Prison For Cocaine Charges

CONTACT: Cathy Norman, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5526

September 12, 2007 - The Vermont Attorney General's Office announced today that Leon Williams, 23, and his brother, Dennis Smith, 20, were both sentenced on September 11, 2007 to four and a half to twelve years imprisonment, all suspended but four and a half years to serve, in Vermont District Court in Lamoille County. Williams and Smith were arrested in Stowe in November 2006 during a sweep coordinated by the North West Vermont Drug Task Force at the culmination of their investigation into cocaine dealing in the Stowe/Morrisville area.

Williams pled guilty to ten charges: three counts of selling more than 2.5 grams of cocaine; two counts of aiding in dispensing cocaine; one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine; and three counts of violating conditions of release. Smith pled guilty to five charges: three counts of selling more than 2.5 grams of cocaine; one count of aiding in dispensing cocaine; and one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

The plea agreements in both cases required the defendants to forfeit all weapons seized during execution of a search warrant at their residence on November 15, 2006.

Williams and Smith, originally from The Bronx, New York, had been living in the Stowe/Morrisville area for about two years at the time of their arrest. An affidavit filed with the Court indicates that Williams and Smith had been selling between twenty-eight and forty grams of cocaine every one and a half to two weeks in the Lamoille County and at least a year prior to their arrest. They obtained the cocaine in The Bronx, New York

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