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EXCLUSIVE: Drug dealer sentenced after 158 grams of fentanyl found

By Michael Bielawski,

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont

announced a sentencing for a dealer in fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic drug often compared to heroin.

“Terrence Anderson, 56, of Burlington, Vermont was sentenced today to a 5-year term of imprisonment, following his guilty plea to possessing with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl.” said a DOJ presser.

The release goes on to detail how 158 grams altogether were found on Anderson or in his apartment.

Anderson was caught largely due to his being reported on for a domestic violence dispute.

“According to court records, on January 9, 2022, Burlington Police officers responded to a 911 call during which the caller reported her boyfriend had threatened her with a gun. Responding officers encountered the caller and defendant Anderson at Anderson’s residence. Officers located a Ruger EC9S handgun inside the apartment, which the caller stated Anderson had pointed at her while threatening to shoot her.”

They also found evidence that Anderson intended to distribute fentanyl.

“While arresting Anderson for aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, Burlington Police officers located approximately 18 grams of fentanyl packaged in 57 baggies in Anderson’s pocket,” the report states.

After obtaining a warrant to search his apartment, police found more evidence of a drug dealing operation.

“Burlington Police thereafter obtained a warrant to search Anderson’s apartment. During the search, officers located inside a safe an additional 140 grams of fentanyl, over $17,300 of cash, and assorted opiate pills. Elsewhere in the apartment, officers located a digital scale, two loaded .45 caliber handgun magazines, a money counter, and jewelry.”

After the initial property, more drugs and weapons were found elsewhere that suggested Anderson was involved in large-scale illicit activities.

“Subsequent investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration resulted in the seizure of approximately $194,000 of cash from two safe deposit boxes rented in Anderson’s name at local banks. Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration also seized two additional handguns and approximately $16,000 in cash from storage units rented by Anderson,” the report states.

It concludes that “over $243,000 of cash, high-end jewelry, approximately 158 grams of fentanyl, three firearms, and dozens of rounds of ammunition” were attributed to Anderson.

Fentanyl has gained a notorious reputation as one of the most dangerous hard drugs around. Just a week ago Gov. Phil Scott also highlighted the prevalence of synthetic hard drugs on the streets of Vermont.

“Without enforcement, we can’t slow down the deadly supply of highly addictive, cheap, and deadly fentanyl and xylazine that has taken over much of the market,” he said.

China bringing it in?

Breitbart News Senior Contributor Peter Schweizer recently published “Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn a Blind Eye While China Kills Americans” which alleges that the Chinese Communist Party is at the forefront of bringing fentanyl into America.

China’s role in bringing fentanyl to Americans “can be found in every stage of the poison’s spread in North America” Schweizer writes.

“Based on leaked US national security documents, Mexican government hacked emails or correspondence, and Chinese corporate records, we know that the fentanyl operation is under Chinese control from start to finish,” he also wrote.

ZeroHedge reported last month that the city’s decriminalization of hard drugs has resulted in an exasperation of the fentanyl crisis.

“State, County, and City officials declared the 'tri-government' fentanyl emergency following recommendations by the governor-established Portland Central City Task Force late last year. As part of the response, the city, state, and county will work together to 'tackle the crisis', which will include the establishment of a ‘command center’ in the central city to coordinate efforts and ‘refocus existing resources.’"

The author is a writer for the Vermont Daily Chronicle


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