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BURLINGTON â€“ One of 13 defendants charged in federal court with contributing to the operation of a meth lab in Island Pond has been sentenced.
Kevin Dodge, 45, was ordered to serve to 33 months in a federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
United States District Judge William K. Sessions III, also ordered that Dodge serve three years supervised release after his incarceration ends. In addition, Dodge agreed to forfeit $5,000 in lieu of forfeiture of a vehicle used in the conspiracy.
The Vermont Drug Task Force (VDTF) began an investigation into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in the Island Pond area in November of 2011. During that time, the VDTF executed two controlled drug buys from co-defendant Carl Coker.
For more of this story and the list of codefendants, see Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 27, 2013.