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U.S. attorney: Vermont seeing disturbing trend of meth sales – Boston News, Weather, Sports

February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – Prosecutors in the state are seeing increasing amounts of methamphetamine, according to U.S. attorney.

Hamza Sharifshoble was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute the drug, federal prosecutors said.

The Vermont Drug Task Force began investigating methane distribution in the Chittenden County area in April 2019, the US law firm said. The task force and Homeland Security Investigations arranged purchases of the drug from two co-defendants of Sharifshoble and later Sharifshoble himself, the prosecutor said.

Sharifshoble has pledged to distribute over 90 grams of high-purity methamphetamine, according to prosecutors.

“We are seeing the worrying trend of consuming more and more pure methamphetamine in Vermont,” said US attorney Christina Nolan in a written statement. “This case reflects our determination and ongoing efforts to keep this addictive and potentially deadly substance out of Vermont and punish those who benefit from it.”

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