Man nabbed in drug sweep sentencedSeptember 05,2013Man sentenced
after drug sweep
SPRINGFIELD — The first of three dozen suspected drug dealers arrested in June’s “Operation Precision Valley” sweep was sentenced Tuesday.
Joseph Morin, 30, of Springfield received a series of concurrent sentences of one to two years after pleading guilty to three felony counts of selling a narcotic and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
Detectives from the Vermont Drug Task Force said that on three separate occasions in April they arranged sting operations in which a police informant bought methadone tablets or prescription Tylenol 3 pills from Morin.
Speaking after the sentencing, Deputy State’s Attorney David Cahill said Morin’s sentence is likely to be relatively light compared to the other suspects because most of them are accused of selling “harder” drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine.
The disorderly conduct charge stemmed from an incident in the middle of South Street on May 10. Witnesses told police that Morin and another man showed knives during a heated argument.MORE IN This Just InTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Update on Center Alley project, review of opiate talk evening at the library and aldermen want kids to wear helmets while riding bikes around town. 0Rutland Herald News Editor Alan Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss some of the... Full StoryThe Associated Press Full Story
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