Rutland Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Nicholas Louras, 28, of Rutland, Vermont, has been charged in federal court with conspiring to distribute heroin in Vermont from November 2013 to March 2014. Louras appeared today before Magistrate Judge John Conroy in United States District Court for his arraignment and was released on conditions, including that he participate in a drug rehabilitation program as directed by the Probation Office.
The parties also filed today a plea agreement in which Louras agreed to waive indictment and plead guilty to the felony drug conspiracy, which carries a maximum possible term of imprisonment of twenty years. Under the terms of the plea agreement the Court will decide his sentence after a presentence investigation. A change of plea hearing will likely be scheduled in the near future.
The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella and the defendant is represented by Natasha Sen, Esq. This matter was investigated jointly by the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force, the FBI, the DEA, and the New York State Police.