BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A North Carolina man is going to spend 12½ years in prison after being convicted of distributing cocaine in Vermont.
The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says 35-year-old William Parker was sentenced earlier this week.
Court records say Parker and others with ties to North Carolina, New York, and Georgia distributed crack cocaine in and around Burlington from about June 2011 through February 2012.
Parker was arrested by Burlington police in September 2011 and police say that while out of prison on bail, he resumed selling drugs until his Feb. 2, 2012, arrest.
He was also sentenced for assaulting a Burlington police officer during his arrest.
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