South Burlington Man Charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine
Vermont - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Quenton Dodson, 33, of South Burlington, Vermont, has been charged by criminal complaint in federal court with one count of distribution of methamphetamine.
Court records show that Dodson has been the subject of an ongoing investigation conducted by the Burlington Police Department. When he was arrested on Friday within his Farrell Streetapartment in South Burlington, police found more than $10,000 in cash, some of which was used to purchase methamphetamine from a person working with police. Police also found additional quantities of suspected methamphetamine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, and other paraphernalia. Police also found a loaded 40 caliber handgun. Dodson was initially charged with state offenses, and at his arraignment in Chittenden Superior Court on Tuesday, Dodson was ordered released on conditions.
“For Burlington, this was a significant narcotics seizure,” said acting Burlington Chief of Police Jon Murad. “Detectives from the Burlington Police Department and federal partners did excellent work building this case and making this arrest. When the court decided to release Mr. Dodson on conditions, we were gratified that our partners at the DEA, ATF, and U.S. Attorney’s office were able to step in with federal charges.”
The complaint is an accusation only and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. If convicted of the offense charged in the complaint, Dodson would face a maximum possible prison sentence of 20 years.