- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A former Vermont selectman who admitted in a plea deal that he plotted to distribute cocaine and oxycodone in 2014 and 2015 has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Bernard Savage of Alburgh, Vermont, also was ordered on Monday to forfeit $75,000 to the government and pay a $5,000 fine.

Savage’s wife - 57-year-old Patricia Savage - was sentenced to one month in prison.

Court documents say the Vermont Drug Task Force started investigating Savage in 2014, working with a confidential informant who bought oxycodone or cocaine from Bernard or his wife Patricia seven times. Prosecutors say law enforcement searched his residence and found 103 firearms, cocaine, opiate pills, marijuana, about $20,000 in cash and the remnants of a methamphetamine lab.



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