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Vt. man gets 63 months for cocaine sales

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BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A 38-year-old Vermont man is going to prison for more than five years after pleading guilty to a charge he conspired to distribute cocaine.

Prosecutors say Matthew Burt, of South Burlington, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Brattleboro on Monday where he also agreed to forfeit $50,000 that was considered proceeds of his criminal offense.

Burt had been charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine between April 2011 and April 2012.

Court records say federal agents and the Vermont State Police conducted seven controlled purchases of cocaine from Burt during January, February, and March 2012.

Prosecutors say Burt and a co-defendant distributed cocaine in the Burlington area that had been brought to the state from Massachusetts.

Burt was arrested on April 4, 2012 with about 2.2 pounds of cocaine.

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