Plea deal reached in major Vermont drug case

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Prosecutors have agreed to a plea deal in one of the largest drug busts in Vermont history.

Darrick Holmes has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine stemming from a bust by federal agents in March.

Authorities say Holmes used his Almighty Peaks Painting business as a distribution point for drugs and even paid some of his workers in drugs.

As part of the deal with prosecutors, Holmes agreed to set up his big-city drug supplier in exchange for leniency when he is sentenced in February. Federal drug agents busted Shawn Alonso when he and Tamara Moody showed up to deliver heroin and cocaine to Holmes. The two alleged suppliers were arrested in March and now face charges.