Five members of a Brattleboro, Vt., based drug-distribution ring have been sentenced to federal prison terms ranging from 18 months to 7 1/2 years, federal prosecutors said.
The five participated in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine, cocaine base and heroin in Brattleboro and surrounding areas, according to a statement issued by Christina E. Nolan, the U.S. Attorney for Vermont. Brattleboro is across the Connecticut River from the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield and Hinsdale.
The longest sentence went to Robbull Bryant. Authorities said Bryant took part in a shoot out in a residential neighborhood of Putney, Vt., in August 2016 over a drug debt. He was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Also recently sentenced were Earl Brown, four years; Elijah Ealey, three years, nine months; Alfred Spellman, two years, one month; Jason Bunch, 18 months.