3 sentenced in Burlington, Vt., drug ring

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, at 6:18 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Three men have been sentenced for drug trafficking in Burlington, Vt.

The U.S. attorney for Vermont said 42-year-old Stephen Aguiar formerly of Quincy, Mass., was sentenced Monday to 12 years after being convicted of supplying cocaine and heroin to several drug dealers in Burlington.

Prosecutors say the dealers included 42-year-old William Murray of Pembrooke, Maine, who was sentenced to more than eight years and 33-year-old Corey Whitcomb of Burlington, who got nearly three years.

Prosecutors say between the spring of 2008 and July 2009 Aguiar regularly traveled between Burlington and Massachusetts to get the drugs.

The three men were convicted in March after a two-week trial.

A federal judge on Monday also ordered Aguiar to forfeit $88,000 to the government.

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