Orleans man gets 2-7 years for conspiring to sell heroin

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NEWPORT — On Wednesday, a 22-year-old man from Orleans was in court for a change of plea and to face sentencing for bringing heroin into the county for distribution from Connecticut.

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Dylan Cote pled guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to sell, deliver, manufacture or cultivate a regulated drug.

In April of 2017, Cote allegedly went to Hartford, Connecticut to purchase a stack of 100 bags of heroin.

Cote advised that he purchased the heroin with the intent to sell it in Orleans county.

On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 2 to 7 years to serve.

“The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office continues to aggressively prosecute heroin dealers bringing the drug in from out-of-state,” State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett said. “The opiate epidemic is continuing to ruin the lives of the citizens of Orleans county. We will continue to do our part to address this crisis.”