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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Vermont

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Eugenia Cowles
, United States Attorney
Contact: Nancy Creswell and Kevin Doyle

Deirdre Hey of Winooski Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances and Maintaining a Residence for the Distribution of Controlled Substances

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Deirdre Hey, 48, of Winooski, Vermont was sentenced today for conspiracy to distribute heroin and crack cocaine, and maintenance of a residence for the distribution of controlled substances. Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Hey to 33 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.

According to court records, Hey participated in the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin in the Burlington area from December 2013 to January 2014. During this timeframe, she and others used her home on LaFountain Street in Winooski for the packaging and distribution of heroin and cocaine base. Also according to court records, Hey acquired firearms in exchange for drugs and facilitated the transfer of firearms to others. Hey was arrested on May 9, 2014 and has been detained since that time.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vermont State Police, and the Winooski Police Department. The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nancy Creswell and Kevin Doyle. Deirdre Hey was represented by Frank J. Twarog, Esq.

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