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Drug dealer sentenced for heroin ring

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Chandara Sam Chandara Sam
BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A Massachusetts drug dealer will spend 14 years in federal prison for his role in a heroin distribution ring here in Vermont.

31-year-old Chandara Sam -- was arrested in White River Junction last April. Prosecutors say he was involved in a larger drug ring pushing a dangerous strain of heroin -- known as Chi or Chi-town -- linked to several overdoses.

Investigators say he and two other men had been working together to traffic heroin between Chicago and Burlington -- selling it out of the Handy Suites in Essex.

Police say Sam has a history of violence and a lengthy criminal history. They found a gun and 47,000 dollars in cash when they raided his home.

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