St. Albans man sentenced to 48 months

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St. Albans — A St. Albans man was sentenced today for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and violations of conditions of supervised release.

Troy McIlwain, 31, of St. Albans, Vermont, will serve 24 months based for the drug conviction, and 24 months based on the supervised release violation, for a total sentence of 48 months. J

McIlwain was ordered to serve a three-year period of supervised release upon his release from prison.

According to court records, McIlwain’s criminal history includes a 2013 federal conviction in Vermont for possession of firearms as a convicted felon.

He was placed on supervised release on April 13, 2018, after his release from a term of imprisonment in connection with a previous violation of release conditions.

The court issued a warrant for his arrest in June 2018 due to his non-compliance with release conditions.

On September 9, 2018, the Burlington Police Department encountered McIlwain as he was driving in Burlington and arrested him on the warrant.

During processing at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility later that night, corrections officers recovered from McIlwain’s pocket a plastic bag containing 36 baggies of cocaine base.

As a result, McIlwain was federally charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

The government and McIlwain entered into a plea agreement in which McIlwain admitted to the cocaine possession and the violations of supervised release conditions. The court accepted the parties’ agreement providing for a 48-month sentence and sentenced him accordingly.