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.”Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.