- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A 21-year-old New York man is going to federal prison for more than six years for his role in a heroin trafficking case that led to the death of a Vermont man.

Joshua Rose was sentenced in federal court in Rutland on Thursday to 75 months in prison after a guilty plea to a charge he conspired to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Court documents say Rose trafficked 400 to 700 grams of heroin between New York and Rutland in 2012. He was arrested in New York while carrying heroin for Rutland.

Prosecutors say that about a week before Rose’s arrest, David Blanchard III of Rutland died from an overdose of the heroin distributed by Rose and his associates.

Rose’s lawyer did not return a call seeking comment.

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