BURLINGTON – Brittany Busby, 31, formerly of Washington, Vermont, has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to distributing fentanyl.
The sentencing was handed down by U.S. Chief District Judge Geoffrey Crawford on March 15, 2023 in United States District Court in Rutland.
Busby was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $250 in restitution to the family of a victim.
According to court records, Busby distributed fentanyl on the evening of January 11, 2021, to at least one other resident of Northern Lights, a transitional housing program for women in Burlington.
Two residents of Northern Lights died on January 12, 2021, after using fentanyl and other controlled substances.
The case was investigated by the Burlington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Fentanyl is causing deaths in record numbers and DEA’s top priority is to aggressively pursue anyone who distributes this poison,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle. “Illegal drug distribution ravages the very foundations of our families and communities so every time we take fentanyl off the streets, lives are saved.”