Brooklyn Man Indicted for Distributing Fentanyl and Cocaine Base
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Demetrius Thompson, aka “Tone,” 44, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested yesterday in Rutland, Vermont. On December 14, 2022, Thompson had been indicted by the federal grand jury for distributions of fentanyl and cocaine base. Thompson is scheduled to be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle.
According to court records, Thompson is alleged to have distributed controlled substances on three occasions during the month of September 2022. Last night, Rutland City Police, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, executed a state search warrant at a residence in Rutland City. During the execution of that warrant, Thompson was located inside the residence. Also located inside the residence was approximately $4,000 of cash, a quantity of controlled substances, and a firearm.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an Indictment contains allegations only and that Thompson is presumed innocent until and unless he is convicted of a crime. Thompson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment on each count of distributing controlled substances.
United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Rutland City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.
The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan A. Ophardt. Thompson is represented by Katina Ready, Esq.