RUTLAND — Federal prosecutors say a 25-year-old Vermont man is going to spend five years in federal prison for trying to trade an assault rifle for cocaine and heroin.
Court records say that on March 22 Andrew Eames, of Brattleboro, delivered an assault rifle to a confidential informant in Brattleboro who was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Prosecutors say Eames planned to distribute the cocaine and heroin he expected to receive.
Prosecutors say that prior to the operation, Eames provided firearms to a known drug supplier, who regularly supplied Eames with cocaine and heroin and Eames distributed the drugs to others, including a drug dealer in Rutland.
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