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.
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.”