BURLINGTON — A Caledonia County man that operated a well-publicized drug trafficking ring that provided more than $10,000 a day in illegal sales on the so-called “Heroin Highway” in rural Stannard has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Eric Colson III, 25, was told he will be under federal supervision for four years once he is freed from the 68-month prison term imposed in the high-profile trafficking case. Colson was the main leader of a long-running drug conspiracy which led to the distribution of extraordinary quantities of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Assistant U.S. Attorney Nate Burris said in his sentencing memo.
- Efforts are underway to rejuvenate a key downtown property
- Burgess BioPower could soon close