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ISLAND POND, Vt. – An Island Pond, Vt. man was sentenced after providing pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine manufacturing.

Police say Kevin Dodge, 45, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and having to forfeit $5,000 in lieu of forfeiture of a vehicle used in the conspiracy.

“Methamphetamine is a highly addictive and harmful drug. Illicit production of the drug involves highly dangerous processes and toxic waste that can cause severe injuries,” United States Attorney Tristram J. Coffin said. “The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to work closely with state and federal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute the unlawful production and distribution of methamphetamine and the unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine for the purpose of making methamphetamine.”

Dodge was one of 13 Northeast Kingdom residents indicted by a federal grand jury for methamphetamine-related crimes.

Police say from July to December 2011, Dodge supplied more than 15 grams of pseudoephedrine to codefendants Carl Coker, 37, and Frank Santaw, 30, both of Island Pond for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Coker and Santaw manufactured between 7.5 and 13.5 grams of methamphetamine from the pseudoephedrine supplied by Dodge.

Dodge’s twelve co-defendants have pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine-related charge:
• Coker, to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of
methamphetamine, resulting in a sentence of 100 months imprisonment on January
28, 2013.
• Santaw, to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of
methamphetamine, resulting in a sentence of 78 months imprisonment on
November 5, 2012.
• Mandy Darlene Johnson, 31, of Island Pond, to a charge of conspiracy to
manufacture methamphetamine (punishable by not more than 20 years
imprisonment);
• Honey Lee Lacourse, 33, of Troy, Richard Lavoie, 58, of Island Pond, Jaime
Cross, 30, of Island Pond, and James Castrogiovanni, of Brighton, to a charge of
conspiracy to possess or distribute pseudoephedrine, a List I chemical, knowing or
having reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture
methamphetamine, resulting in sentences of time served plus supervised release;
• Alicia Ovitt, 27, of Morgan, and Roger Chaffee, 37, of North Troy, to a charge of
conspiracy to possess or distribute pseudoephedrine, a List I chemical, knowing or
having reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture
methamphetamine (punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment);
• Charles Thomas Amerine, III, 34, of Island Pond, to a charge of possession of any
equipment, chemical, product, or material which may be used to manufacture a
controlled substance, knowing, intending, or having reasonable cause to believe
that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine (punishable by not more than
10 years imprisonment);
• Cheryl Hackett, 45, of Oxford, Maine, to a misdemeanor charge of possession of
methamphetamine, resulting in a sentence of 12 months probation on December 3,
2012.
• Joshua Ovitt, 23, of Island Pond, to a misdemeanor charge of purchasing more
than nine grams of pseudoephedrine during a 30-day period, resulting in a sentence
of 12 months probation on November 28, 2012.

 

 

 

 

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