BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont man has been sentenced to four and a half years in federal prison on a drug charge and a weapons charge.

Randy Holmes, 28, of Rockingham was sentenced Jan. 18 in U.S. District Court in Burlington, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. attorney’s office in Vermont.

The release said Holmes had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and possession of firearms by a felon.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Holmes and others were selling the drugs in the Springfield, Vt., area between March 2017 and March 2018. On March 22, 2018, authorities executed a search warrant on Holmes’ Rockingham residence, where they found about 400 bags of heroin and fentanyl, 10 firearms, more than 100 marijuana plants and $34,000 in cash, the release said.

The investigation involved Vermont State Police, the Springfield Police Department and the FBI, according to the release.

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