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Milton Woman, Stephanie Schump, Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Conspiring with Bronx Drug Dealer to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine in Vermont

MAR 15 (BURLINGTON, Vt.) - Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Eugenia A.P. Cowles, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Stephanie Schump, of Milton, Vermont, was sentenced on March 13, 2015 by Chief United States District Court Judge Christina Reiss, to 22 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute both heroin and cocaine base in Vermont. Schump was also sentenced to two years of supervised release following her release from prison.

According to Court records, on March 8, 2014, special agents with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed a federal search warrant at an apartment at 246 ½ Main Street in Winooski, Vermont and arrested Joe Young, a resident of the Bronx, New York who was present in Burlington to sell heroin and cocaine base. Young was known on the street as “Moe.” Young was in possession of both heroin and crack cocaine that he and others, including Stephanie Schump, intended to sell in Vermont. Stephanie Schump conspired with Joe Young by transporting him between the Bronx, New York and Burlington, Vermont on a number of occasions. She also transported controlled substances for Joe Young from the Bronx to Vermont, met and picked up Young’s drug couriers at a bus station in Plattsburg, New York, and sold heroin and cocaine for Young in Vermont.

Schump was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2014. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base on November 6, 2014. She has been detained in prison since her arrest on May 15, 2014.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The United

States Attorney, Eugenia A. P. Cowles, commends that agency for its work.             

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